Persuasion

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Little, Brown,, 1899 - 328 pages
 

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Dear, sweet Anne... Austen has written yet another masterpiece! Anger, jealousy... and most of all love!
The story of two estranged lovers..Persuasion tells us how pride leads them to separate for
more than eight years only to find that Fate is determined to reunite them and keep them that way! A lovely story! 

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i love that she is 27 and I am. she turns down a proposal that she later regrets.

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Page 124 - Lyme ; and, above all, Pinny, with its green chasms between romantic rocks, where the scattered forest trees and orchards of luxuriant growth declare that many a generation must have passed away since the first partial falling of the cliff prepared the ground for such a state, where a scene so wonderful and so lovely is exhibited, as may more than equal any of the resembling scenes of the far-famed Isle of Wight : — these places must be visited, and visited again, to make the worth of Lyme understood.
Page 5 - SIR WALTER ELLIOT, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one...
Page 124 - Cobb itself, its old wonders and new improvements, with the very beautiful line of cliffs stretching out to the east of the town, are what the stranger's eye will seek ; and a very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme, to make him wish to know it better. The scenes in its...
Page 40 - How eloquent could Anne Elliot have been, — how eloquent, at least, were her wishes, on the side of early warm attachment, and a cheerful confidence in futurity, against that over-anxious caution which seems to insult exertion and distrust Providence ! — She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older — the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.
Page 78 - Wentworth's, a bow, a courtesy passed ; she heard his voice ; he talked to Mary, said all that was right, said something to the Miss Musgroves, enough to mark an easy footing ; the room seemed full, full of persons and voices, but a few minutes ended it. Charles shewed himself at the window, all was ready, their visitor had bowed and was gone, the Miss Musgroves were gone too, suddenly resolving to walk to the end of the village with the sportsmen ; the room was cleared, and Anne might finish her...
Page 314 - There, he had learnt to distinguish between the steadiness of principle and the obstinacy of self-will, between the darings of heedlessness and the resolution of a collected mind.
Page 308 - ... days could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating in FW...
Page 36 - Captain Wentworth had no fortune. He had been lucky in his profession; but spending freely, what had come freely, had realized nothing. But he was confident that he should soon be rich: full of life and ardour, he knew that he should soon have a ship, and soon be on a station that would lead to everything he wanted. He had always been lucky; he knew he knew he should be so still.
Page 322 - WHO can be in doubt of what followed? When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.
Page 319 - I have been thinking over the past, and trying to judge of the right and wrong — I mean with regard to myself; and I must believe that I was right, much as I suffered from it — that I was perfectly right in being guided by the friend whom you will love better than you do now. To me, she was in the place of a parent. Do not mistake me, however. I am not saying that she did not err in her service. It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides and for...

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