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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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she would be pleased to wait a moment, and then ushered her in too soon. The aunt and niece seemed both escaping into the adjoining room. Jane she had a distinct glimpse of, looking extremely ill; and, before the door had shut them out, she heard Miss Bates saying,
their being at home, to wait in the passage, and send up her name.—