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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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“But we expect him to-morrow, with a large party of friends.”
“He is now gone into the army,”
“but I am afraid he has turned out very wild.”
“And that,”
“is my master — and very like him. It was drawn at the same time as the other — about eight years ago.”
“Does that young lady know Mr. Darcy?”
“And do not you think him a very handsome gentleman, ma'am?”
“I am sure I know none so handsome; but in the gallery upstairs you will see a finer, larger picture of him than this. This room was my late master's favourite room, and these miniatures are just as they used to be then. He was very fond of them.”
“Oh! yes — the handsomest young lady that ever was seen; and so accomplished! — She plays and sings all day long. In the next room is a new instrument just come down for her — a present from my master; she comes here to-morrow with him.”
“Not so much as I could wish, sir; but I dare say he may spend half his time here; and Miss Darcy is always down for the summer months.”
“Yes, sir; but I do not know when that will be. I do not know who is good enough for him.”
“I say no more than the truth, and everybody will say that knows him,”
“I have never known a cross word from him in my life, and I have known him ever since he was four years old.”
“Yes, sir, I know I am. If I were to go through the world, I could not meet with a better. But I have always observed, that they who are good-natured when children, are good-natured when they grow up; and he was always the sweetest-tempered, most generous-hearted boy in the world.”
"Yes, ma'am, that he was indeed; and his son will be just like him — just as affable to the poor.”
“He is the best landlord, and the best master,”
“that ever lived; not like the wild young men nowadays, who think of nothing but themselves. There is not one of his tenants or servants but what will give him a good name. Some people call him proud; but I am sure I never saw anything of it. To my fancy, it is only because he does not rattle away like other young men.”
“And this is always the way with him,”
“Whatever can give his sister any pleasure is sure to be done in a moment. There is nothing he would not do for her.”