Category Archives: Catherine Morland

Uncensured

“Catherine hoped at least to pass uncensured through the crowd.  As for admiration, it was always very welcome when it came, but she did not depend on it.” Of Catherine’s first venture to Bath’s Upper Rooms Northanger Abbey, volume 1, … Continue reading

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A herione

“There was not one lord in the neighborhood; no — not even a baronet.  There was not one family among their acquaintance who had reared and supported a boy accidentally found at their door — not one young man whose … Continue reading

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All story and no reflection

“Provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.” Of Catherine’s reading habits Northanger Abbey, volume 1, chapter 1

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Almost pretty

“‘Catherine grows quite a good-looking girl, — she is almost pretty today,’ were words which caught her ears now and then; and how welcome were the sounds!  To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl … Continue reading

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To begin perfect happiness

Forgive me for the spoiler, but I’m assuming you all know how the book (or movie) ends!  Enjoy tonight. “Henry and Catherine were married, the bells rang, and every body smiled; and, as this took place within a twelvemonth from … Continue reading

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The true heroine’s portion

“And now I may dismiss my heroine to the sleepless couch, which is the true heroine’s portion; to a pillow strewed with thorns and wet with tears.  And lucky may she think herself, if she get another good night’s rest … Continue reading

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On being unintelligible

“I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.” Catherine to Henry Northanger Abbey, volume 2, chapter 1 Sweet, guileless Catherine. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an adaptation of Northanger Abbey — really looking forward to this one. Felicity Jones … Continue reading

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Forgiving oneself

“She had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever.” Catherine recovering from her faults Northanger Abbey, volume 2, chapter 10 I love this quote.

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Conceal it well, girls

“Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant.  To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid.  A woman … Continue reading

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A necessity

“How are the civilities and compliments of every day to be related as they ought to be, unless noted down every evening in a journal?  How are your various dresses to be remembered, and the particular state of your complexion, … Continue reading

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