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they had transcribed it some pages ago already.
a charade, which a friend of his had addressed to a young lady, the object of his admiration,
There was deep consciousness about him, and he found it easier to meet her eye than her friend's.
the consciousness of having made a push —of having thrown a die;
he was come to see how it might turn up.
whether Mr. Woodhouse's party could be made up in the evening without him, or whether he should be in the smallest degree necessary at Hartfield. If he were, every thing else must give way; but otherwise his friend Cole had been saying so much about his dining with him— had made such a point of it, that he had promised him conditionally to come.
thanked him, but could not allow of his disappointing his friend on their account; her father was sure of his rubber.
could only class it, as a proof of love, with Mr. Elton's seeing ready wit in her.
to have the goodness to walk on, and she would follow in half a minute.
at least getting Harriet into the house,
he had seen them go by, and had purposely followed them;
it had been the occasion of much present enjoyment to both, and must be leading them forward to the great event.
quietly whether there were any doubts of the air of Randalls.
She would keep the peace if possible; and there was something honourable and valuable in the strong domestic habits, the all-sufficiency of home to himself, whence resulted her brother's disposition to look down on the common rate of social intercourse, and those to whom it was important.—It had a high claim to forbearance.
they might now become friends again.
it was time to make up. Making-up indeed would not do. She certainly had not been in the wrong, and he would never own that he had. Concession must be out of the question; but it was time to appear to forget that they had ever quarrelled;
they were friends again;
at its not being taken every evening by every body,
its wholesomeness for every constitution,
the many houses where it was never met with tolerable;—
her own cook at South End, a young woman hired for the time, who never had been able to understand what she meant by a basin of nice smooth gruel, thin, but not too thin. Often as she had wished for and ordered it, she had never been able to get any thing tolerable.
"Ah! there is no end of the sad consequences of your going to South End. It does not bear talking of."
he would not talk of it,
they might in one of the carriages find room for Harriet also.
how much Mr. Elton's would be depressed when he knew her state;
his having a most comfortless visit, and
their all missing her very much.
had been going to inquire, that he might carry some report of her to Hartfield—
having extricated him from Randalls, and secured him the power of sending to inquire after Harriet every hour of the evening.
a seat in his carriage, if the weather were Mr. Elton's only objection,
he should call at Mrs. Goddard's for news of her fair friend, the last thing before he prepared for the happiness of meeting her again, when he hoped to be able to give a better report;
the blunders which often arise from a partial knowledge of circumstances, of the mistakes which people of high pretensions to judgment are for ever falling into;
he must have received a different account of Harriet from what had reached her.
Harriet seemed quite forgotten in the expectation of a pleasant party.
to think as little as possible of Mr. Elton's oddities, or of any thing else unpleasant, and enjoy all that was enjoyable to the utmost.
if she were to marry, he was the very person to suit her in age, character and condition. He seemed by this connexion between the families, quite to belong to her. She could not but suppose it to be a match that every body who knew them must think of.
the rest of the visit could not possibly pass without bringing forward the same information again, or the substance of it, from the open-hearted Mr. Weston.—
she knew the first meeting must be rather alarming.
she should be very glad to be secure of undergoing the anxiety of a first meeting at the time talked of:
she had been alone with Mrs. Weston.
to refrain from visiting the sick-chamber again, for the present —
to promise him not to venture into such hazard till he had seen Mr. Perry and learnt his opinion;
It did appear — —there was no concealing it —exactly like the pretence of being in love with her, instead of Harriet; an inconstancy, if real, the most contemptible and abominable!
it must be great, at an address which, in words and manner, was assuming to himself the right of first interest in her;
the ground being covered with snow, and of its still snowing fast, with a strong drifting wind;
he had known it to be snowing some time, but had not said a word, lest it should make Mr. Woodhouse uncomfortable, and be an excuse for his hurrying away. As to there being any quantity of snow fallen or likely to fall to impede their return, that was a mere joke; he was afraid they would find no difficulty. He wished the road might be impassable, that he might be able to keep them all at Randalls;
was sure that accommodation might be found for every body,
to agree with him, that with a little contrivance, every body might be lodged,
he had been out of doors to examine, and could answer for there not being the smallest difficulty in their getting home, whenever they liked it, either now or an hour hence. He had gone beyond the sweep—some way along the Highbury road —the snow was nowhere above half an inch deep— in many places hardly enough to whiten the ground; a very few flakes were falling at present, but the clouds were parting, and there was every appearance of its being soon over. He had seen the coachmen, and they both agreed with him in there being nothing to apprehend.