The Novels of Jane Austen: Emma

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J. M. Dent, 1892
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Page 200 - I have no wish. Stay, yes, why should I hesitate? I have gone too far already for concealment Emma, I accept your offer, extraordinary as it may seem, I accept it, and refer myself to you as a friend. Tell me, then, have I no chance of ever succeeding?' He stopped in his earnestness to look the question, and the expression of his eyes overpowered her.
Page 140 - Bath, or any public place, can give— it is all nothing; there can be no knowledge. It is only by seeing women in their own homes, among their own set, just as they always are, that you can form any just judgment. Short of that, it is all guess and luck — and will generally be ill-luck. How many a man has committed himself on a short acquaintance, and rued it all the • < rest of his life!
Page 45 - Many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its fragrance on the desert air.
Page 202 - 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 121 - It is to be a morning scheme, you know, Knightley; quite a simple thing. I shall wear a large bonnet, and bring one of my little baskets hanging on my arm. Here, probably this basket with pink ribbon.
Page 21 - Our poor ball must be quite given up." "Ah! that ball! — why did we wait for anything? — why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! — You told us it would be so. — Oh! Miss Woodhouse, why are you always so right?" "Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise.
Page 124 - She felt all the honest pride and complacency which her alliance with the present and future proprietor could fairly warrant, as she viewed the respectable size and style of the building, its suitable, becoming characteristic situation, low and sheltered — its ample gardens stretching down to meadows washed by a stream, of which the Abbey, with 388 all the old neglect of prospect, had scarcely a sight — and its abundance of timber in rows and avenues...
Page 199 - 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,...
Page 87 - I think, [120] could — Ah! Dr Hughes, I declare — and Mrs Hughes. Must go and speak to Dr and Mrs Hughes for a moment. How do you do ? How do you do? Very well I thank you.
Page 83 - General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. — She could fancy such a man.

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