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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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“Perhaps it may, but then, my dear, it will be so dirty.”
“I know you never mind dirt.”
“So it does indeed. If it keeps raining, the streets will be very wet.”
“They are disagreeable things to carry. I would much rather take a chair at any time.”
“Anybody would have thought so indeed. There will be very few people in the pump-room, if it rains all the morning. I hope Mr. Allen will put on his greatcoat when he goes, but I dare say he will not, for he had rather do anything in the world than walk out in a greatcoat; I wonder he should dislike it, it must be so comfortable.”
“You will not be able to go, my dear.”
“always thought it would clear up.”
“Just as you please, my dear.”
“Well, my dear,
“suppose you go.”
“I am glad your brother had so much sense; I am glad you are come back. It was a strange, wild scheme.”
“Go, by all means, my dear; only put on a white gown; Miss Tilney always wears white.”
“My dear, you tumble my gown,”
“Yes, very much so indeed. Open carriages are nasty things. A clean gown is not five minutes’ wear in them. You are splashed getting in and getting out; and the wind takes your hair and your bonnet in every direction. I hate an open carriage myself.”
“Yes, my dear, a very odd appearance indeed. I cannot bear to see it.”
“And so I should, my dear, you may depend on it; for as I told Mrs. Morland at parting, I would always do the best for you in my power. But one must not be over particular.
as your good mother says herself.
You know I wanted you, when we first came, not to buy that sprigged muslin, but you would. Young people do not like to be always thwarted.”
“That is just what I was going to say,”
“I really have not patience with the general”
“I really have not patience with the general,”
“Only think, my dear, of my having got that frightful great rent in my best Mechlin so charmingly mended, before I left Bath, that one can hardly see where it was. I must show it you some day or other. Bath is a nice place, Catherine, after all. I assure you I did not above half like coming away. Mrs. Thorpe’s being there was such a comfort to us, was not it? You know, you and I were quite forlorn at first.”
“Very true: we soon met with Mrs. Thorpe, and then we wanted for nothing. My dear, do not you think these silk gloves wear very well? I put them on new the first time of our going to the Lower Rooms, you know, and I have worn them a great deal since. Do you remember that evening?”
“It was very agreeable, was not it? Mr. Tilney drank tea with us, and I always thought him a great addition, he is so very agreeable. I have a notion you danced with him, but am not quite sure. I remember I had my favourite gown on.”
“I really have not patience with the general! Such an agreeable, worthy man as he seemed to be! I do not suppose, Mrs. Morland, you ever saw a better-bred man in your life. His lodgings were taken the very day after he left them, Catherine. But no wonder; Milsom Street, you know.”