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Whatever he said . . .

Whatever he said, was said well; and whatever he did, done gracefully. Elizabeth went away with her head full of him. Of Wickham Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 16

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. . . Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger. Pride and Prejudice, Vol … Continue reading

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Other points

“But there are other points to be considered besides his inclination.” Sense and Sensibility, v. 1, ch. 4 (. . . Like his horrible mother.)  More of sensible Elinor

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Rapture of delightful expectation

Elinor, in spite of every occasional doubt of Willoughby's constancy, could not witness the rapture of delightful expectation which filled the whole soul and beamed in the eyes of Marianne, without feeling how blank was her own prospect, how cheerless … Continue reading

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A sister’s advice

“I have never yet found that the advice of a sister could prevent a young man’s being in love if he chose it.” Lady Susan to Mrs. Johnson (as she tries to draw in Mrs. Vernon’s brother — it’s all … Continue reading

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Throwing time away

“Not that I am an advocate for the prevailing fashion of acquiring a perfect knowledge in all the languages arts and sciences; it is throwing time away; to be mistress of French, Italian, German, music, singing, drawing etc., will gain … Continue reading


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A hundred ways

“I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.” Emma, on thinking Mr. Elton far too gallant Emma, volume 1, chapter 6 I’m taking the next week off to linger and gaze at the sea, glory … Continue reading


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Never loving by halves

” . . . that Marianne found her own happiness in forming [Col. Brandon’s] was equally the persuasion and delight of each observing friend.  Marianne could never love by halves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted … Continue reading


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An extraordinary fate

“Marianne Dashwood was born to an extraordinary fate.  She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract by her conduct her most favorite maxims.  She was born to overcome an affection formed so late in … Continue reading


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Age & infirmity

“’Colonel Brandon is certainly younger than Mrs. Jennings, but he is old enough to be my father; and if he were ever animated enough to be in love, must have long outlived every sensation of the kind.  It is too … Continue reading


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