Category Archives: Pride and Prejudice

With such an husband…

Referring of course to Lydia and Wickham, in Pride and Prejudice.

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Handsome…

Thought it would be fun to lighten things up with some images here.  (And wanted to try out the new Pinterest buttons I added. Join me over there!) To be fair, this is not a saying Jane Austen came up … Continue reading

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Such amiable appearance

. . . it was not in her nature to question the veracity of a young man of such amiable appearance as Wickham. Of Jane Bennet Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 17

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Whatever he said . . .

Whatever he said, was said well; and whatever he did, done gracefully. Elizabeth went away with her head full of him. Of Wickham Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 16

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Lady Catherine

“She has the reputation of being remarkably sensible and clever; but I rather believe she derives part of her abilities from her rank and fortune, part from her authoritative manner, and the rest from the pride of her nephew, who … Continue reading

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He does not want abilities

“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

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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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Blinded by fortune and consequence

“I cannot pretend to be sorry,” said Wickham, after a short interruption, “that he or that any man should not be estimated beyond their deserts; but with him I believe it does not often happen. The world is blinded by … Continue reading

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Not a sensible man

MR. COLLINS was not a sensible man . . . The subjection in which his father had brought him up had given him originally great humility of manner, but it was now a good deal counteracted by the self-conceit of … Continue reading

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Her charming daughter

“I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her. — These are the kind … Continue reading

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