The contempt which she had, very early in their acquaintance, felt for her daughter-in-law, was very much increased by the farther knowledge of her character, which half a year's residence in her family afforded...
I have not a doubt of your doing very well together. Your tempers are by no means unlike. You are each of you so complying, that nothing will ever be resolved on; so easy, that every servant will cheat you; and so generous, that you will always exceed your income.
Where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given.
There can hardly be a more unpleasant sensation than the having anything returned on our hands which we have given with a reasonable hope of its contributing to the comfort of a friend.
However amiable her temper, her heart was not likely to be easily touched.
I've been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.