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.
We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing.
A fine preacher is followed and admired.
You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope... I have loved none but you.
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.
Precious as was the company of her daughter to her, she desired nothing so much as to give up its constant enjoyment to her valued friend; and to see Marianne settled at the mansion-house was equally the wish of Edward and Elinor. They each felt his sorrows, and their own obligations, and Marianne, by general consent, was to be the reward of all.