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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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and at the same time
dreaded to be just,
Her heart did whisper that
But it was a hope shortly checked by other considerations, and
she soon felt that
she could,
believe that
For herself she was humbled; but she was proud of him.
Proud that
She read over her aunt's commendation of him again and again. It was hardly enough; but it pleased her. She was even sensible of some pleasure, though mixed with regret, on finding how steadfastly both she and her uncle had been persuaded that affection and confidence subsisted between Mr. Darcy and herself.
She was roused from her seat, and her reflections, by some one's approach; and before she could strike into another path, she was overtaken by Wickham.
said he, as he joined her.
she replied with a smile;
She replied in the affirmative.
he replied, biting his lips. Elizabeth hoped she had silenced him; but he soon afterwards said:
said Elizabeth.
They were now almost at the door of the house, for she had walked fast to get rid of him; and unwilling, for her sister's sake, to provoke him, she only said in reply, with a good-humoured smile:
She held out her hand; he kissed it with affectionate gallantry, though he hardly knew how to look, and they entered the house.
Mr. Wickham was so perfectly satisfied with this conversation that he never again distressed himself, or provoked
by introducing the subject of it; and
she was pleased to find that
The day of his and Lydia's departure soon came, and Mrs. Bennet was forced to submit to a separation, which, as her husband by no means entered into her scheme of their all going to Newcastle, was likely to continue at least a twelvemonth.
she cried,
Mr. Wickham's adieus were much more affectionate than his wife's. He smiled, looked handsome, and said many pretty things.
said Mr. Bennet, as soon as they were out of the house, "as ever I saw.
The loss of her daughter made Mrs. Bennet very dull for several days.
said she,
But the spiritless condition which this event threw her into was shortly relieved, and her mind opened again to the agitation of hope, by an article of news which then began to be in circulation. The housekeeper at Netherfield had received orders to prepare for the arrival of her master, who was coming down in a day or two, to shoot there for several weeks. Mrs. Bennet was quite in the fidgets. She looked at Jane, and smiled and shook her head by turns.
(for Mrs. Phillips first brought her the news).
replied the other,
Miss Bennet had not been able to hear
of his coming without changing colour. It was many months since she had mentioned his name to Elizabeth; but now, as soon as they were alone together, she said:
Elizabeth did not know what to make of it. Had she not seen him in Derbyshire,
she might have supposed him
but she still thought him partial to Jane,
and she wavered as to
she sometimes thought,
Elizabeth could easily perceive that
The subject which had been so warmly canvassed between their parents, about a twelvemonth ago, was now brought forward again.
said Mrs. Bennet,
His wife represented to him
said he.
Consoled by this resolution, she was the better able to bear her husband's incivility;
As the day of his arrival drew near,
said Jane to her sister.
replied Elizabeth;
Mr. Bingley arrived. Mrs. Bennet, through the assistance of servants, contrived to have the earliest tidings of it, that the period of anxiety and fretfulness on her side might be as long as it could. She counted the days that must intervene before their invitation could be sent; hopeless of seeing him before. But on the third morning after his arrival in Hertfordshire, she saw him, from her dressing-room window, enter the paddock and ride towards the house.