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Tease him

“Teaze him — laugh at him. — Intimate as you are, you must know how it is to be done.” Elizabeth to Miss Bingley, re: Darcy  (How dare she!) Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 11

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No enjoyment like reading

“How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!” Miss Bingley, who is pretending to love … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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A lady’s imagination

This is another quote I had seen I think on a journal at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, but I couldn’t place it.  It’s actually Darcy, talking to Miss Bingley.  He tells her he’s been thinking of Elizabeth’s fine … Continue reading

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