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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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it did not rain,
John Thorpe had given the message;
owning herself greatly surprised by it.
her father’s having just determined upon quitting Bath by the end of another week.
Northanger Abbey having been a richly endowed convent at the time of the Reformation, of its having fallen into the hands of an ancestor of the Tilneys on its dissolution, of a large portion of the ancient building still making a part of the present dwelling although the rest was decayed, or of its standing low in a valley, sheltered from the north and east by rising woods of oak.
she would find it comfortable,
she would make as little alteration as possible in her dress.
“I was going to take you into what was my mother’s room — the room in which she died — “
to attend her there, whenever they should have a convenient hour.
if she was well.
a wish of being of use or comfort to her.
“hoped for the pleasure of her company for a much longer time — had been misled (perhaps by her wishes) to suppose that a much longer visit had been promised — and could not but think that if Mr. and Mrs. Morland were aware of the pleasure it was to her to have her there, they would be too generous to hasten her return.”
“Then why, might she ask, in such a hurry herself to leave them?”
It had occurred to her that after so long an absence from home, Catherine might not be provided with money enough for the expenses of her journey,