Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
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 thick-headed, unfeeling, unprofitable Dick Musgrove, who had never done anything to entitle himself to more than the abbreviation of his name, living or dead.
To say the truth, though I am hurt and grieved, that I cannot still love her, that I am never to hear from her, perhaps never to see her again, I do not feel so very, very much afflicted as one would have thought.
A distinction to which they had been born gave no pride.
Anne could not believe in their having the same sort of pride, she was pleased with him for not liking Mrs Clay.
His society became gradually her most exquisite enjoyment.