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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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entreated permission to introduce his friend, Mr. Wickham, who had returned with him the day before from town, and he was happy to say had accepted a commission in their corps.
their sudden return home, which, as their own carriage had not fetched them, she should have known nothing about, if she had not happened to see Mr. Jones's shop-boy in the street, who had told her that
Mr. Denny had brought him from London,
he was to have a lieutenant's commission in the ——shire.
She had been watching him the last hour,
as he walked up and down the street,
to make her husband call on Mr. Wickham, and give him an invitation also, if the family from Longbourn would come in the evening.
they would have a nice comfortable noisy game of lottery tickets, and a little bit of hot supper afterwards.
Mr. Wickham had accepted their uncle's invitation, and was then in the house.
how far Netherfield was from Meryton;
how long Mr. Darcy had been staying there.
her relation was very intimately acquainted with the family of de Bourgh.
Wickham had been obliged to go to town on business the day before, and was not yet returned;
“I do not imagine his business would have called him away just now, if he had not wanted to avoid a certain gentleman here.”
the necessity of his absence had been self-imposed.
“It seems likely to have been a desirable match for Jane,”
“I am sorry it went off. But these things happen so often! A young man, such as you describe Mr. Bingley, so easily falls in love with a pretty girl for a few weeks, and when accident separates them, so easily forgets her, that these sort of inconsistencies are very frequent.”
“But that expression of 'violently in in love' is so hackneyed, so doubtful, so indefinite, that it gives me very little idea. It is as often applied to feelings which arise only from a half-hour's acquaintance, as to a real, strong attachment. Pray, how violent was Mr. Bingley's love?”
“Oh, yes! — of that kind of love which I suppose him to have felt. Poor Jane! I am sorry for her, because, with her disposition, she may not get over it immediately. It had better have happened to you, Lizzy; you would have laughed yourself out of it sooner. But do you think she would be prevailed upon to go back with us? Change of scene might be of service — and perhaps a little relief from home may be as useful as anything.”
“I hope,”
"that no consideration with regard to this young man will influence her. We live in so different a part of town, all our connections are so different, and, as you well know, we go out so little, that it is very improbable that they should meet at all, unless he really comes to see her.”
“So much the better. I hope they will not meet at all. But does not Jane correspond with his sister? She will not be able to help calling.”
remember some of that gentleman's reputed disposition when quite a lad which might agree with it,
was confident at last that she recollected having heard Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy formerly spoken of as a very proud, ill-natured boy.
“You are too sensible a girl, Lizzy, to fall in love merely because you are warned against it; and, therefore, I am not afraid of speaking openly. Seriously, I would have you be on your guard. Do not involve yourself or endeavour to involve him in an affection which the want of fortune would make so very imprudent. I have nothing to say against him; he is a most interesting young man; and if he had the fortune he ought to have, I should think you could not do better. But as it is, you must not let your fancy run away with you. You have sense, and we all expect you to use it. Your father would depend on your resolution and good conduct, I am sure. You must not disappoint your father.”
“Yes, and I hope to engage you to be serious likewise.”
“Elizabeth, you are not serious now.”
“Perhaps it will be as well if you discourage his coming here so very often. At least, you should not remind your mother of inviting him.”
she was,
trusting their opinion of her — their opinion of everybody — would always coincide,
“But my dear Elizabeth,”
“what sort of girl is Miss King? I should be sorry to think our friend mercenary.”
“If you will only tell me what sort of girl Miss King is, I shall know what to think.”
“But he paid her not the smallest attention till her grandfather's death made her mistress of this fortune.”
“But there seems an indelicacy in directing his attentions towards her so soon after this event.”
“Her not objecting does not justify him. It only shows her being deficient in something herself — sense or feeling.”
“No, Lizzy, that is what I do not choose. I should be sorry, you know, to think ill of a young man who has lived so long in Derbyshire.”
“Take care, Lizzy; that speech savours strongly of disappointment.”
“We have not quite determined how far it shall carry us,”
“but, perhaps, to the Lakes.”
he had formerly seen him often;
he was a very gentlemanlike man,
how she had liked him.
Mr. Gardiner would be prevented by business from setting out till a fortnight later in July, and must be in London again within a month, and as that left too short a period for them to go so far, and see so much as they had proposed, or at least to see it with the leisure and comfort they had built on, they were obliged to give up the Lakes, and substitute a more contracted tour, and, according to the present plan, were to go no farther northwards than Derbyshire. In that county there was enough to be seen to occupy the chief of their three weeks;
Pemberley was situated. It was not in their direct road, nor more than a mile or two out of it.
to see the place again.
“My love, should not you like to see a place of which you have heard so much?”
“a place, too, with which so many of your acquaintances are connected. Wickham passed all his youth there, you know.”
“If it were merely a fine house richly furnished,”
“I should not care about it myself; but the grounds are delightful. They have some of the finest woods in the country.”