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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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"Here are the greatest number of our plants, and here are the curious pheasants."
"I believe the wilderness will be new to all the party. The Miss Bertrams have never seen the wilderness yet."
"Yes, ma'am, indeed,"
"there will be some satisfaction in looking on now, and I think it was rather a pity they should have been obliged to part. Young folks in their situation should be excused complying with the common forms. I wonder my son did not propose it."
"Oh dear! Miss Julia and Mr. Crawford. Yes, indeed, a very pretty match. What is his property?"
"Very well. Those who have not more must be satisfied with what they have. Four thousand a year is a pretty estate, and he seems a very genteel, steady young man, so I hope Miss Julia will be very happy."
"The Thrush is gone out of harbour, please sir, and one of the officers has been here to—"