Jane Austen

Emma

CLsphas quoted8 months ago
she has no more heart than a stone to people in general; and the devil of a temper.”
hadiyaha058has quoted2 years ago
Sorrow came – a gentle sorrow – but not at all in the shape of any disagreeable consciousness. – Miss Taylor married
b6022208475has quoted13 days ago
She was a very pretty girl, and her beauty happened to be of a sort which Emma particularly admired. She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom, blue eyes, light hair, regular features, and a look of great sweetness, and, before the end of the evening, Emma was as much pleased with her manners as her person, and quite determined to continue the acquaintance.
b6022208475has quoted13 days ago
The sitting began; and Harriet, smiling and blushing, and afraid of not keeping her attitude and countenance, presented a very sweet mixture of youthful expression to the steady eyes of the artist. But there was no doing any thing, with Mr. Elton fidgeting behind her and watching every touch. She gave him credit for stationing himself where he might gaze and gaze again without offence; but was really obliged to put an end to it, and request him to place himself elsewhere. It then occurred to her to employ him in reading.
sofianabieva0827has quoted2 months ago
the sort of mind.
bashersmith89has quoted2 months ago
It may be possible to do without dancing entirely
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
Weston was alone in the drawing-room: – but hardly had they been told of the baby, and Mr. Woodhouse received the thanks for coming, which he asked for, when a glimpse was caught through the blind, of two figures passing near the window.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
You always called me, ‘Mr. Knightley;’ and, from habit, it has not so very formal a sound.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
Had you not been surrounded by other friends, I might have been tempted to introduce a subject, to ask questions, to speak more openly than might have been strictly correct. – I feel that I should certainly have been impertinent.”
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
You would have doated on her, had you gone.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
“Well, there is feeling here. – He does seem to have suffered in finding her ill. – Certainly, I can have no doubt of his being fond of her.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
Only one page more. I shall soon have done.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
she was now in an exquisite flutter of happiness, and such happiness moreover as she believed must still be greater when the flutter should have passed away.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
This one half-hour had given to each the same precious certainty of being beloved, had cleared from each the same degree of ignorance, jealousy, or distrust.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
Assured of the love of such a woman – the disinterested love, for Jane Fairfax’s character vouches for her disinterestedness; every thing in his favour, – equality of situation – I mean, as far as regards society, and all the habits and manners that are important; equality in every point but one – and that one, since the purity of her heart is not to be doubted, such as must increase his felicity, for it will be his to bestow the only advantages she wants. – A man would always wish to give a woman a better home than the one he takes her from; and he who can do it, where there is no doubt of her regard, must, I think, be the happiest of mortals.
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
I am in a very extraordinary situation. I cannot let you continue in your error; and yet, perhaps, since my manners gave such an impression, I have as much reason to be ashamed of confessing that I never have been at all attached to the person we are speaking of, as it might be natural for a woman to feel in confessing exactly the reverse. – But I never have.”
michelle ariantohas quoted2 months ago
Her early attachment to herself was very amiable; and her inclination for good company, and power of appreciating what was elegant and clever, shewed that there was no want of taste, though strength of understanding must not be expected. Altogether she was quite convinced of Harriet Smith’s being exactly the young friend she wanted – exactly the something which her home required
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
having suggested such feelings as might otherwise never have entered Harriet’s imagination
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
“And how could she bear such behaviour! Composure with a witness! to look on, while repeated attentions were offering to another woman, before her face, and not resent it. – That is a degree of placidity, which I can neither comprehend nor respect.”
Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted2 months ago
Ah! madam,” cried Emma, “if other children are at all like what I remember to have been myself, I should think five times the amount of what I have ever yet heard named as a salary on such occasions, dearly earned.”
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