Indeed how can one care for those one has never seen?
A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself.
He had suffered, and he had learnt to think, two advantages that he had never known beforeà
These were reflections that required some time to soften; but time will do almost every thingà
Is there not something wanted, Miss Price, in our language - a something between compliments and - and love - to suit the sort of friendly acquaintance we have had together?
Believe me, I have no please in the world superior to that of contributing to yours. No, I can safely say, I have no pleasure so complete, so unalloyed. It is without a drawback.
Poor woman! She probably thought change of air might agree with many of her children.
He was in love, very much in love; and it was a love which, operating on an active, sanguine spirit, of more warmth than delicacy, made her affection appear of greater consequence, because it was witheld, and determined him to have the glory, as well as the felicity of forcing her to love him.
This was a letter to be run through eagerly, to be read deliberately, to supply matter for much reflection, and to leave everything in greater suspense than ever.
It raises my spleen more than anything.
But it is very foolish to ask questions about any young ladies - about any three sisters just grown up; for one knows, without being told, exactly what they are - all very accomplished and pleasing, and one very pretty. There is a beauty in every family. - It is a regular thing
Run mad as long as you choose, but do not faint.
Her mind was all disorder. The past, present, future, every thing was terrible.
Those who have not more must be satisfied with what they have.
It was a gloomy prospect, and all that she could do was to throw a mist over it, and hope when the mist cleared away, she should see something else.
But there was happiness elsewhere which no description can reach.
Shall I ask you how the church is to be filled, if a man is neither to take orders with a living, nor without?
I am very strong. Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.
Varnish and gilding hide many stains.
It was a very proper wedding. The bride was elegantly dressed---the two bridemaids were duly inferior---her father gave her away---her mother stood with salts in her hand expecting to be agitated---her aunt tried to cry--- and the service was impressively read by Dr. Grant.
But you must give my compliments to him. Yes - I think it must be compliments. Is not there a something wanted, Miss Price, in our language - a something between compliments and - and love - to suit the sort of friendly acquaintance we have had together? - So many months acquaintance! - But compliments may be sufficient here.
She was feeling, thinking, trembling about everything; agitated, happy, miserable, infinitely obliged, absolutely angry.
I fancy Miss Price has been more used to deserve praise than to hear ità
We do not look in great cities for our best morality.
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody not greatly in fault themselves to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply; and it must be by a long and unnatural estrangement, by a divorce which no subsequent connection can justify, if such precious remains of the earliest attachments are ever entirely outlived.
She wished such words unsaid with all her heart
I have no talent for certainty.
Without any display of doing more than the rest, or any fear of doing too much, he was always true to her interests and considerate of her feelings, trying to make her good qualities understood, and to conquer the diffidence which prevented them from being more apparent; giving her advice, consolation, and encouragement.
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