To walk three miles, or four miles, or five miles, or whatever it is, above her ankles in dirt, and alone, quite alone! What could she mean by it? It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.
On the morning appointed for Admiral Croft and Mrs. Croft's seeing Kellynch-hall, Anne found it most natural to take her almost daily walk to Lady Russell, and keep out of the way till all was over; when she found it most natural to be sorry that she had missed the opportunity of seeing them.
Where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given.
One must not expect every thing.
Perfection should not have come quite so soon.
Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere.