Category Archives: Generosity

Pride, his best friend

“I wonder that the very pride of this Mr. Darcy has not made him just to you! — If from no better motive, that he should not have been too proud to be dishonest, — for dishonesty I must call … Continue reading

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Topaz crosses

“[Charles] has received 30 pounds for his share of the privateer & expects 10 pounds more–but of what avail is it to take prizes if he lays out the produce in presents to his Sisters.  He has been buying Gold … Continue reading

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The ‘thoroughly benevolent’ Mrs. Norris

Horrible Mrs. Norris! “Mrs. Norris had not the least intention of being at any expense whatever in [Fanny’s] maintenance.  As far as walking, talking, and contriving reached, she was thoroughly benevolent, and nobody knew better how to dictate liberality to … Continue reading

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Filed under Economy, Generosity, Greed, Mansfield Park, Money, Self-deception