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Entitled to think well of themselves

They were in fact very fine ladies . . . but proud and conceited. They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank; and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others.

Of Bingley’s sisters

Pride and Prejudice Vol. 1, Ch. 4

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On having nothing to wear

I am determined to buy a handsome [muslin Gown] whenever I can, & am so tired & ashamed of half my present stock that I even blush at the sight of the wardrobe that contains them.”

letter to Cassandra
December 25, 1798 [15]

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