Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Aramorahas quoted2 months ago
If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?
Aramorahas quoted2 months ago
The Miss Thorpes were introduced; and Miss Morland, who had been for a short time forgotten, was introduced likewise
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Catherine, however, kept close at her side
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the journey began.
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When the hour
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Her greatest deficiency was in the pencil
missninahas quoted6 months ago
There was a great deal of good sense in all this; but there are some situations of the human mind in which good sense has very little power;
missninahas quoted6 months ago
But now you love a hyacinth. So much the better. You have gained a new source of enjoyment, and it is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
"Me? Yes; I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible."
missninahas quoted6 months ago
"It is probable that she will neither love so well, nor flirt so well, as she might do either singly. The gentlemen must each give up a little."
missninahas quoted6 months ago
"Oh! dear, there are a great many people like me, I dare say, only a great deal better. Good morning to you."
missninahas quoted6 months ago
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
I wish I were too. I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all—it is very tiresome: and yet I often think it odd that it should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention. The speeches that are put into the heroes' mouths, their thoughts and designs—the chief of all this must be invention, and invention is what delights me in other books.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I never will be tricked into it.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
"There are four umbrellas up already. How I hate the sight of an umbrella!"

"They are disagreeable things to carry. I would much rather take a chair at any time."
missninahas quoted6 months ago
Is there a Henry in the world who could be insensible to such a declaration? Henry Tilney at least was not.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
This civility was duly returned; and they parted—on Miss Tilney's side with some knowledge of her new acquaintance's feelings, and on Catherine's, without the smallest consciousness of having explained them.
missninahas quoted6 months ago
To be disgraced in the eye of the world, to wear the appearance of infamy while her heart is all purity, her actions all innocence, and the misconduct of another the true source of her debasement, is one of those circumstances which peculiarly belong to the heroine's life, and her fortitude under it what particularly dignifies her character.
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