His second... must give him the pleasantest proof of its being a great deal better to choose than to be chosen, to excite gratitude than to feel it.
In books too, as well as in music, she courted the misery which a contrast between the past and present was certain of giving.
It would be most right, and most wise, and, therefore must involve least suffering.
Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures. They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds. But I confess they would have no charms for me. I should infinitely prefer a book.
The world may know my words, but it has no such privileges with my heart.
Indeed, sir, I have not the least intention of dancing. I en-treat you not to suppose that I moved this way in order to beg for a partner.