Category Archives: Money and Marriage
“I cannot be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends . . .” … Continue reading
. . . 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
The Bingley sisters discuss Jane’s chances of marrying well: “I have an excessive regard for Jane Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father … Continue reading
“Miss Crawford was glad to find a family of such consequence so very near them, and not at all displeased either at her sister’s early care, or the choice it had fallen on. Matrimony was her object, provided she could … Continue reading
“Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.” Northanger Abbey, volume 1, chapter 15 Alas, if only Isabella knew the truth of her words!
“Who can be in doubt of what followed? When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or … Continue reading
Of Mr. Weston’s first wife. Love this… “Though she had one sort of spirit, she had not the best. She had resolution enough to pursue her own will in spite of her brother, but not enough to refrain from unreasonable … Continue reading
“I would have everybody marry if they can do it properly; I do not like to have people throw themselves away; but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage.” Mary Crawford Mansfield Park, volume 1, … Continue reading
“It would be an excellent match, for he was rich, and she was handsome. . . . she was always anxious to get a good husband for every pretty girl.” busybody Mrs. Jennings on why she thinks Marianne and Colonel … Continue reading
If we’re going to be talking about money, we have to revisit this old favorite.