Category Archives: Poverty
“Mr. Darcy can please where he chuses. He does not want abilities. He can be a conversible companion if he thinks it worth his while. Among those who are at all his equals in consequence, he is a very different … Continue reading
“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
“Mr. Collins to be sure was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary. But still he would be her husband. Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had … Continue reading
“People get so horridly poor & economical in this part of the World, that I have no patience with them.–Kent is the only place for happiness.” letter to Cassandra (Jane’s brother Edward, who had been adopted by wealthy cousins and … Continue reading
“You will be an old maid! and that’s so dreadful!” [Harriet] “Never mind, Harriet, I shall not be a poor old maid; and it is poverty only which makes celibacy contemptible to a generous public! A single woman, with a … 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!
Why is it everyone likes Miss Bates so much? “Her daughter [Miss Bates] enjoyed a most uncommon degree of popularity for a woman neither young, handsome, rich, nor married. Miss Bates stood in the very worst predicament in the world … Continue reading