They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
While I can have my mornings to myself, said she, it is enough—I think it is no sacrifice to join occasionally in evening engagements. Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of those who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody.
I think it ought not to be set down as certain, that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
If we feel for the wretched, enough to do all we can for them, the rest is empty sympathy, only distressing to ourselves.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.