Emma, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, & Company, 1892
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Page 222 - The rest of the day, the following night, were hardly enough for her thoughts. She was bewildered amidst the confusion of all that had rushed on her within the last few hours. Every moment had brought a fresh surprise ; and every surprise must be matter of humiliation to her. — How to understand it all ! How to understand the deceptions she had been thus practising on herself, and living under ! — The blunders, the blindness of her own head and heart...
Page 152 - Delightful to gather for one's self— the only way of really enjoying them.— Morning decidedly the best time— never tired— every sort good— hautboy infinitely superior— no comparison— the others hardly eatable— hautboys very scarce— Chili preferred— white wood finest flavour of all— price of strawberries in London— abundance about Bristol— Maple Grove— cultivation— beds when to be renewed— gardeners thinking exactly different— no general rule— gardeners never to...
Page 104 - I know," eying Emma most complacently, — "that would be rude; but upon my word, Miss "Woodhouse, you do look — How do you like Jane's hair? You are a judge. She did it all herself. Quite wonderful how she does her hair! No hairdresser from London, I think, could— Ah 1 Dr.
Page 27 - ... forming a thousand amusing schemes for the progress and close of their attachment, fancying interesting dialogues, and inventing elegant letters ; the conclusion of every imaginary declaration on his side was that she refused him.
Page 217 - Emma's eyes were instantly withdrawn; and she sat silently meditating, in a fixed attitude, for a few minutes. A few minutes were sufficient for making her acquainted with her own heart. A mind like hers, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress.
Page 50 - Emma was not required, by any subsequent discovery, to retract her ill opinion of Mrs. Elton. Her observation had been pretty correct. Such as Mrs. Elton appeared to her on this second interview, such she appeared whenever they met again: self-important, presuming, familiar, ignorant, and ill-bred. She had a little beauty and a little accomplishment, but so little judgement that she thought herself coming with superior knowledge of the world, to enliven and improve a country neighborhood...
Page 103 - So very obliging of you! - No rain at all. Nothing to signify. I do not care for myself. Quite thick shoes. And Jane declares - Well! - (as soon as she was within the door) Well! This is brilliant indeed! This is admirable! - Excellently contrived, upon my word. Nothing wanting. Could not have imagined it. - So well lighted up. -Jane, Jane, look - did you ever see any thing?
Page 174 - You, whom she had known from an infant, whom she had seen grow up from a period when her notice was an honour — to have you now, in thoughtless spirits, and the pride of the moment, laugh at her, humble her — and before her niece too — and before others, many of whom (certainly some) would be entirely guided by your treatment of her.
Page 151 - It was so long since Emma had been at the Abbey, that as soon as she was satisfied of her father's comfort, she was glad to leave him, and look around her; eager to refresh and correct her memory with more particular observation, more exact understanding of a house and grounds which must ever be so interesting to her and all her family. She felt all the honest pride and complacency which her alliance with the present and future proprietor could fairly warrant...
Page 245 - Oh, then, don.t speak it, don't speak it," she eagerly cried. " Take a little time, consider, do not commit yourself." " Thank you," said he, in an accent of deep mortification, and not another syllable followed. Emma could not bear to give him pain. He was wishing to confide in her — perhaps to consult her; — cost her what it would, she would listen. She might assist his resolution, or reconcile him to it ; she might give just praise to Harriet, or, by representing to him his own independence,...

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