Emma, by the author of 'Pride and prejudice'. by Jane Austen (Google eBook)

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Page 1 - Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
Page 2 - The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself : these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments.
Page 56 - I am very much mistaken if your sex in general would not think such beauty, and such temper, the highest claims a woman could possess.' ' Upon my word, Emma, to hear you abusing the reason you have, is almost enough to make me think so too. Better be without sense than misapply it as you do.
Page 284 - ... collected together for the purpose of preparatory inspection. Emma perceived that her taste was not the only taste on which Mr Weston depended, and felt that to be the favourite and intimate of a man who had so many intimates and confidantes, was not the very first distinction in the scale of vanity. She liked his open manners, but a little less of open-heartedness would have made him a higher character. General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. She could...
Page 16 - ... a real, honest, old-fashioned Boarding-school, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
Page 159 - HUMAN nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations that a young person who either marries or dies is sure of being kindly spoken of.
Page 251 - Many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its fragrance on the desert air.
Page 435 - Very little white satin, very few lace veils ; a most pitiful business ! Selina would stare when she heard of it.
Page 387 - Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken...
Page 365 - ... heart, was before her in the same few minutes. She saw it all with a clearness which had never blessed her before. How improperly had she been acting by Harriet! How inconsiderate, how indelicate, how irrational, how unfeeling, had been her conduct! What blindness, what madness had led her on ! It struck her with dreadful force, and she was ready to give it every bad name in the world. Some portion of respect for herself, however, in spite of all these demerits...

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