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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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Such low connections

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

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If she should die

“. . . if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness, if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders.” Mr. Bennet, to … Continue reading

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A good memory is unpardonable

Alas… just one more evening of P&P on Sunday. “You are joking, Lizzy.  This cannot be!–engaged to Mr. Darcy! No, no, you shall not deceive me.  I know it to be impossible.” “This is a wretched beginning indeed!  My sole … Continue reading

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Marrying without affection

“‘Oh, Lizzy!  do anything rather than marry without affection.’” Jane to Lizzy on her engagement to Darcy, a quote which no doubt echoes Austen’s own thoughts (and sounds very much like her advice to her niece, Fanny) Pride and Prejudice, … Continue reading

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If he possibly can

“He is just what a young man ought to be,” said she [Jane], “sensible, good-humored, lively; and I never saw such happy manners!–so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!” “He is also handsome,” replied Elizabeth, “which a young man … Continue reading

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On compliments

“Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never.” Lizzy to Jane Pride and Prejudice, volume 1, chapter 4 Again a character trait I understand, though perhaps not so admirable.

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I am not so good…

“To take the good of everybody’s character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad–belongs to you alone.” Lizzy to Jane Pride and Prejudice, volume 1, chapter 4 I have friends like this, but I think I … Continue reading

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Dear Lizzy!

“‘Well, he certainly is very agreeable, and I give you leave to like him.  You have liked many a stupider person.” Lizzy giving Jane a bit of a hard time about Bingley, just after they’ve met at the Meryton ball … Continue reading

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The very essence of love

Happy Valentine’s Day, gentle readers!  I looked for something from Jane that would be rather inspiring about love, but she actually has more sharp than flowery comments (as you would expect), so I offer you this from dear Lizzy, one … Continue reading

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