Do come now," said he..., "pray come, you must come, I declare you shall come.
Mr. Knightley seemed to be trying not to smile; and succeeded without difficulty, upon Mrs. Elton's beginning to talk to him.
But from fifteen to seventeen she was in training for a heroine; she read all such works as heroines must read to supply their memories with those quotations which are so serviceable and so soothing in the vicissitudes of their eventful lives.
She had only two daughters, both of whom she had lived to see respectably married, and she now therefore nothing to do but to marry all the rest of the world.
You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it.
I certainly have not the talent which some people possess," said Darcy, "of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.