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Page 39 - Uneasiness! What uneasiness? Where business is transacted as it ought to be, and the parties understand one another, there can be no uneasiness. You agree, on such and such conditions, to receive my daughter for a wife; on the same...
Page 12 - Ha, ha, ha ! very well, my dear ! — I shall be as fine as a little queen, indeed. — I have a bouquet to come home to-morrow — made up of diamonds, and rubies, and emeralds, and topazes, and amethysts.— jewels of all colours, green, red, blue, yellow, intermixed— the prettiest thing you ever saw in your life...
Page 40 - Be assured, sir, that I neither mean to affront, nor forsake your family. My only fear is, that you should desert me; for the whole happiness of my life depends on my being connected with your family, by the nearest and tenderest ties in the world.
Page 33 - Your sister, I verily believe, neither entertains any real affection for me, or tenderness for you. — Your father, I am inclined to think, is not much concerned by means of which of his daughters the families are united. — Now as they cannot, shall not be connected, otherwise than...
Page 4 - Fanny. I am glad to hear it. — But pray, now, my dear Betty, be cautious. Don't mention that word again, on any account. You know, we have agreed never to drop any expressions of that sort for fear of an accident.
Page 53 - I'll tell you. Lord Ogleby seems to entertain a visible partiality for you; and notwithstanding the peculiarities of his behaviour, I am sure that he is humane at the bottom. He is vain to an excess; but withal extremely good-natured, and would do anything to recommend himself to a lady. - Do you open the whole affair of our marriage to him immediately. It will come with...
Page 13 - You're above pity. You would not change conditions with me - you're over head and ears in love, you know. Nay, for that matter, if Mr Lovewell and you come together, as I doubt not you will, you will live very comfortably, I dare say.
Page 72 - Not I - but what is it? Speak! I was got into my little closet - all the lawyers were in bed, and I had almost lost my senses in the confusion of Lord Ogleby's mortgages, when I was alarmed with a foolish girl, who could hardly speak; and whether it's fire, or thieves, or murder, or a rape, I am quite in the dark.
Page 133 - Cupid from his favourite nation, Care and envy will remove ; Jealousy, that poisons passion, And despair, that dies for love. Gentle murmurs, sweet complaining, Sighs, that blow the fire of love ; Soft repulses, kind disdaining, Shall be all the pains you prove. Every swain shall pay his duty, Grateful every nymph shall prove ; And as these excel in beauty, Those shall be renown'd for love.
Page 29 - Her sister? Confusion! - You must not think of it, Sir John. SIR JOHN: Not think of it? I can think of nothing else. Nay, tell me, Lovewell, was it possible for me to be indulged in a perpetual intercourse with two such objects as Fanny and her sister, and not find my heart led by insensible attraction towards her?