These are the sights, Harriet, to do one good. How trifling they make every thing else appear!---I feel now as if I could think of nothing but these poor creatures all the rest of the day; and yet, who can say how soon it may all vanish from my mind?
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We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are sure to get out of it.
. . . provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
The hair was curled, and the maid sent away, and Emma sat down to think and be miserable.
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