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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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very desirous that her son should marry,
of all the young ladies she had ever seen, Miss Bertram seemed, by her amiable qualities and accomplishments, the best adapted to make him happy.
a matter not to be talked of at present.
the chaise should be taken also;
shewing the house to such of them as had not been there before,
regretted that his part was not more considerable,
Mrs. Rushworth was quite ready to retire, and make way for the fortunate young woman whom her dear son had selected;