They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town,
Note: (let`s try ths again) i love how these old Victorians were so theologically egalitarian!
There is so much of gratitude or vanity in almost every attachment, that it is not safe to leave any to itself. We can all BEGIN freely--a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement. In nine cases out of ten a women had better show MORE affection than she feels. Bingley likes your sister undoubtedly; but he may never do more than like her, if she does not help him on."
Note: really? I don't know if I agree with this. Well, it's interesting either way.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life."
Note: Interesting thoughts on marriage. You think Austen believes this or just this character?
I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!" "I have been used to consider poetry as the FOOD of love," said Darcy. "Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."
Note: Haha!
Note: haha. so good.