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Jane Austen

Persuasion

    Victor Ignacioцитує6 років тому
    if there has been neither
    dariadarievychцитуєпозавчора
    It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before
    ernestova13цитуєминулого місяця
    Well, Miss Elliot,” (lowering his voice,) “as I was saying we shall never agree, I suppose, upon this point. No man and woman, would, probably. But let me observe that all histories are against you—all stories, prose and verse. If I had such a memory as Benwick, I could bring you fifty quotations in a moment on my side the argument, and I do not think I ever opened a book in my 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.”

    “Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.
    ernestova13цитуєминулого місяця
    There can be no doubt that Lady Russell and Anne were both occasionally thinking of Captain Benwick, from this time. Lady Russell could not hear the doorbell without feeling that it might be his herald; nor could Anne return from any stroll of solitary indulgence in her father’s grounds, or any visit of charity in the village, without wondering whether she might see him or hear of him. Captain Benwick came not, however. He was either less disposed for it than Charles had imagined, or he was too shy; and after giving him a week’s indulgence, Lady Russell determined him to be unworthy of the interest which he had been beginning to excite.
    ernestova13цитує2 місяці тому
    He had, in fact, though his sisters were now doing all they could for him, by calling him “poor Richard,” been nothing better than a thickheaded, unfeeling, unprofitable Dick Musgrove, who had never done anything to entitle himself to more than the abbreviation of his name, living or dead.
    ernestova13цитує2 місяці тому
    It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither ill health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost.
    Mads Stenhuus Andersenцитує3 місяці тому
    Elizabeth arm in arm with Miss Carteret, and looking on the broad back of the dowager Viscountess Dalrymple before her, had nothing to wish for which did not seem within her reach; and Anne—but it would be an insult to the nature of Anne’s felicity, to draw any comparison between it and her sister’s; the origin of one all selfish vanity, of the other all generous attachment.
    Mads Stenhuus Andersenцитує3 місяці тому
    She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped.

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    Mads Stenhuus Andersenцитує3 місяці тому
    Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.

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    Mads Stenhuus Andersenцитує3 місяці тому
    But the usual fate of Anne attended her, in having something very opposite from her inclination fixed on. She disliked Bath, and did not think it agreed with her; and Bath was to be her home.

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    Reem Bushraцитує7 місяців тому
    strength of character should have its proportions and limits
    Ziyya Aцитує8 місяців тому
    . Elliot is evidently a disingenuous, artificial, worldly man, who has never had any better principle to guide him than selfishness.”
    Ziyya Aцитує8 місяців тому
    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 Aцитує8 місяців тому
    He had an affectionate heart. He must love somebody.
    Ziyya Aцитує8 місяців тому
    He could not forgive her, but he could not be unfeeling.
    Ziyya Aцитує8 місяців тому
    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 Aцитує8 місяців тому
    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 Aцитує8 місяців тому
    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 Aцитує8 місяців тому
    She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
    Ziyya Aцитує8 місяців тому
    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
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