Strange things may be generally accounted for if their cause be fairly seached out.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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I was quiet, but I was not blind.

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.

They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects.

They ascended and passed him; and as they passed, Anne's face caught his eye, and he looked at her with a degree of earnest admiration, which she could not be insensible of.

Elinor had some difficulty here to refrain from observing, that she thought Fanny might have borne with composure, an acquisition of wealth to her brother, by which neither she nor her child could be possibly impoverished.

Nothing remains for me but to assure you in the most animated language of the violence of my affection.

But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it.

I shall be sure to say three dull things as soon as ever I open my mouth, shan't I? (looking round with the most good-humoured dependence on every body's assent)— Do not you all think I shall?

We must live and learn.

Poor woman! She probably thought change of air might agree with many of her children.

She was stronger alone...

Oh! how heartily did she grieve over every ungracious sensation she had ever encouraged, every saucy speech she had ever directed towards him. For herself she was humbled; but she was proud of him.

His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.

Engaged to Mr. Collins! My dear Charlotte—impossible!