Evil to some is always good to others.
And now I may dismiss my heroine to the sleepless couch, which is the true heroine's portion - to a pillow strewed with thorns and wet with tears. And lucky may she think herself, if she get another good night's rest in the course of the next three months.
May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment or are the result of previous study?
Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
You must not suspect me. It mortifies me. I assure you that I have now learnt to enjoy his conversation as an agreeable and sensible young man, without having a wish beyond it. I am perfectly satisfied, from what his manners now are, that he never had any design of engaging my affection.
But perseverance in humility of conduct and messages, in self-condemnation for Robert's offence, and gratitude for the unkindness she was treated with, procured her in time the haughty notice which overcame her by it's graciousness, and led soon afterwards, by rapid degrees, to the highest state of affection and influence.