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Página 43 - Mr. Collins, to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable : his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary. But still he would be her husband.
Página 44 - If gratitude and esteem are good foundations of affection, Elizabeth's change of sentiment will be neither improbable nor faulty. But if otherwise, if the regard springing from such sources is unreasonable or unnatural, in comparison of what is so often described as arising on a first interview with its object...
Página 193 - At home by ill temper. She was a professed enemy to flattery, and was seldom known to praise or commend ; But The talents in which she principally excelled Were difference of opinion and discovering flaws and Imperfections. She was an admirable economist. And, without prodigality. Dispensed plenty to every person in her family, But Would sacrifice their eyes to & farthing candle. She sometimes made her husband Happy with her good qualities, But Much more frequently miserable with her Many failings....
Página 192 - Here lie the bodies Of Thomas Bond and Mary his wife. She was temperate, chaste, and charitable, BUT She was proud, peevish and passionate ; She was an affectionate wife and a tender mother...
Página 42 - He was a stout young man of middling height, who, with a plain face and ungraceful form, seemed fearful of being too handsome unless he wore the dress of a groom, and too much like a gentleman unless he were easy where he ought to be civil, and impudent where he might be allowed to be easy. He took out his watch: "How long do you think we have been running it from Tetbury, Miss Morland?
Página 196 - O'Looney, great-niece of Burke. commonly called the sublime. She was bland, passionate, and deeply religious; also, she painted in water-colors, and sent several pictures to the exhibition. She was first cousin to Lady Jones; and of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Página 43 - It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Página 42 - My dear, do not give way to such gloomy thoughts. Let us hope for better things. Let us flatter ourselves that I may be the survivor." This was not very consoling to Mrs Bennet, and, therefore, instead of making any answer, she went on as before. " I cannot bear to think that they should have all this estate. If it was not for the entail, I should not mind it.
Página 40 - She acknowledged it to be very fitting, that every little social commonwealth should dictate its own matters of discourse ; and hoped, ere long, to become a not unworthy member of the one she was now transplanted into.