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but he was going to be made unhappy; and that it should be through her means — that she, his favourite child, should be distressing him by her choice, should be filling him with fears and regrets in disposing of her —
her former opinions had been more reasonable, her expressions more moderate!
Mr. Darcy was really the object of her choice,
the gradual change which her estimation of him had undergone,
her absolute certainty that his affection was not the work of a day, but had stood the test of many months' suspense,
what Mr. Darcy had voluntarily done for Lydia.
Every thing was too recent for gaiety,
there was no longer anything material to be dreaded, and the comfort of ease and familiarity would come in time.
such an effusion was heard only by herself,
though in the certain possession of his warmest affection, and secure of her relations' consent, there was still something to be wished for.
they should be removed from society so little pleasing to either, to all the comfort and elegance of their family party at Pemberley.
Elizabeth had much rather not,
by the practice of what might be called economy in her own private expences,
such an income as theirs, under the direction of two persons so extravagant in their wants, and heedless of the future, must be very insufficient to their support;
being still quite as handsome as ever,
her approach to the years of danger,
being properly solicited by baronet-blood within the next twelvemonth or two.
extremely agreeable,
only in him a proper match for Sir Walter Elliot's eldest daughter.
The disgrace of his first marriage might, perhaps, as there was no reason to suppose it perpetuated by offspring, have been got over, had he not done worse; but he had,
spoken most disrespectfully of them all, most slightingly and contemptuously of the very blood he belonged to, and the honours which were hereafter to be his own.
This could not be pardoned.
that when he now took up the Baronetage, it was to drive the heavy bills of his tradespeople, and the unwelcome hints of Mr Shepherd, his agent, from his thoughts.
what could be done,
to cut off some unnecessary charities, and to refrain from new furnishing the drawing-room;
their taking no present down to Anne,
as an act of indispensable duty to clear away the claims of creditors with all the expedition which the most comprehensive retrenchments could secure,
saw no dignity in anything short of it.
it to be prescribed, and felt as a duty.
there might be little more difficulty in persuading them to a complete, than to half a reformation.
the sacrifice of one pair of horses would be hardly less painful than of both,
A small house in their own neighbourhood, where they might still have Lady Russell's society, still be near Mary, and still have the pleasure of sometimes seeing the lawns and groves of Kellynch,
it agreed with her;
She did not blame Lady Russell, she did not blame herself for having been guided by her;
were any young person, in similar circumstances, to apply to her for counsel, they would never receive any of such certain immediate wretchedness, such uncertain future good.
under every disadvantage of disapprobation at home, and every anxiety attending his profession, all their probable fears, delays, and disappointments, she should yet have been a happier woman in maintaining the engagement, than she had been in the sacrifice of it;
had the usual share, had even more than the usual share of all such solicitudes and suspense been theirs,
it was folly,
of the past being known to those three only among her connexions, by whom no syllable,
would ever be whispered, and in the trust that among his, the brother only with whom he had been residing, had received any information of their short-lived engagement.
she hoped that the acquaintance between herself and the Crofts,
need not involve any particular awkwardness.
to be sorry that she had missed the opportunity of seeing them.
everything considered, she wished to remain.
It would be most right, and most wise, and, therefore must involve least suffering to go with the others.
as a most important and valuable assistant to the latter in all the business before her.
results the most serious to his family from the intimacy were more than possible.
her father had at present an idea of the kind. Mrs Clay had freckles, and a projecting tooth, and a clumsy wrist, which he was continually making severe remarks upon, in her absence; but she was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been.
but Elizabeth, who in the event of such a reverse would be so much more to be pitied than herself, should never,