Jane Austen

Persuasion

Victor Ignaciohas quoted5 years ago
if there has been neither
Reem Bushrahas quoted9 days ago
After Fanny's death, Captain Wentworth had spent an entire week with Captain Benwick, trying to comfort his friend. Anne saw that the friendships between these three men were very strong and sincere, and she thought sadly, 'If I had married him, these people would now be my friends too!'
Reem Bushrahas quoted11 days ago
strength of character should have its proportions and limits
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
. Elliot is evidently a disingenuous, artificial, worldly man, who has never had any better principle to guide him than selfishness.”
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
was such jealousy to be quieted? How was the truth to reach him? How, in all the peculiar disadvantages of their respective situations, would he ever learn of her real sentiments? It was misery to think of Mr. Elliot’s attentions. Their evil was incalculable.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
He had an affectionate heart. He must love somebody.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
He could not forgive her, but he could not be unfeeling.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
years which had destroyed her youth and bloom had only given him a more glowing, manly, open look, in no respect lessening his personal advantages. She had seen the same Frederick Wentworth.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
Mary talked, but she could not attend. She had seen him. They had met. They had been once more in the same room.

Soon, however, she began to reason with herself, and try to be feeling less. Eight years, almost eight years had passed, since all had been given up. How absurd to be resuming the agitation which such an interval had banished into distance and indistinctness! What might not eight years do? Events of every description, changes, alienations, removals—all, all must be comprised in it, and oblivion of the past—how natural, how certain too! It included nearly a third part of her own life.

Alas! with all her reasoning, she found, that to retentive feelings eight years may be little more than nothing.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
Anne Elliot, with all her claims of birth, beauty, and mind, to throw herself away at nineteen; involve herself at nineteen in an engagement with a young man, who had nothing but himself to recommend him, and no hopes of attaining affluence, but in the chances of a most uncertain profession, and no connections to secure
Ziyya Ahas quoted2 months ago
had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them.
b4832587659has quoted2 months ago
indulged much hope
erick6rlhas quoted5 months ago
he had learnt to distinguish between the steadiness of principle and the obstinacy of self-will, between the darings of heedlessness and the resolution of a collected mind
erick6rlhas quoted5 months ago
loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone
erick6rlhas quoted5 months ago
“I hope I do justice to all that is felt by you, and by those who resemble you. God forbid that I should undervalue the warm and faithful feelings of any of my fellow-creatures!
erick6rlhas quoted5 months ago
life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men
erick6rlhas quoted5 months ago
It would be hard, indeed” (with a faltering voice), “if woman’s feelings were to be added to all this
erick6rlhas quoted5 months ago
“The name of Anne Elliot,” said he, “has long had an interesting sound to me. Very long has it possessed a charm over my fancy; and, if I dared, I would breathe my wishes that the name might never change
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