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Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

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If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?
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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
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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;
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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.
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"Me? Yes; I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible."
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"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."
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"Oh! dear, there are a great many people like me, I dare say, only a great deal better. Good morning to you."
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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
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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.
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If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I never will be tricked into it.
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"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."
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Is there a Henry in the world who could be insensible to such a declaration? Henry Tilney at least was not.
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Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
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Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone.
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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.
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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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