The Novels of Jane Austen ...

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J. M. Dent & Company, 1895
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Page 30 - Oh ! they give themselves such airs. They are the most conceited creatures in the world, and think themselves of so much importance ! By-the-bye, though I have thought of it a hundred times, I have always forgot to ask you what is your favourite complexion in a man. Do you like them best dark or fair
Page 32 - Oh ! never mind that. If we make haste, we shall pass by them presently, and I am dying to show you my hat." Catherine readily agreed. " Only," she added, " perhaps we may overtake the two young men." " But if we only wait a few minutes, there will be no danger of our seeing them at all.
Page 15 - which largely contributes to form the easy style of writing for which ladies are so generally celebrated. Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal."
Page 235 - lay to her charge, but her being the involuntary, unconscious object, of a deception which his pride could not pardon, and which a better pride would have been ashamed to own. She was guilty only of being less rich than he had supposed her to be. Under a mistaken persuasion of her possessions
Page 106 - us understand each other, you may as well make Miss Morland understand yourself, unless you mean to have her think you intolerably rude to your sister, and a great brute in your opinion of women in general. Miss Morland is not used to your odd ways." " I shall be most happy to make her better
Page 242 - by it. To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well; and professing myself, moreover, convinced that the General's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by
Page 167 - attend them in a moment." He left the room, and Catherine, with a disappointed anxious face, began to speak of her unwillingness that he should be taking them out of doors against his own inclination, under a mistaken idea of pleasing her; but she was stopt by Miss Tilney's saying, with a little confusion,
Page 33 - tis James! " was uttered at the same moment by Catherine; and, on catching the young men's eyes, the horse was immediately checked with a violence which almost threw him on his haunches, and the servant having now scampered up, the gentlemen jumped out, and the equipage was delivered to his care.
Page 47 - her this moment. What a delightful girl! I never saw anything half so beautiful! But where is her allconquering brother ? Is he in the room ! Point him out to me this instant, if he is ; I die to see him. Mr Morland, you are not to listen ; we are not talking about you.
Page 90 - power of anything to change them. But I believe my feelings are stronger than any body's; I am sure they are too strong for my own peace; and to see myself supplanted in your friendship by strangers does cut me to the quick, I own. These Tilneys seem to swallow up everything else.

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