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Page 5 - You ? — You're above pity. — You would not change conditions with me. — You're over head and ears in love, you know. — Nay, for that matter, if Mr. Lovewell and you come together, as I doubt not you will, you will live very comfortably, I dare say.
Page 35 - That was my maxum ; and, therefore, much the largest settlement was, of course, to be made upon her. As for Fanny, if she could, with a fortune of twenty or thirty thousand pounds, get a knight, or a member of parliament, or a rich common council-man, for a husband, I thought it might do very well.
Page 37 - I think he would be more likely to persuade her to it than any other person in the family. She has a great respect for Lord Ogleby. She loves a lord.
Page 7 - I cannot be persuaded but that Sir John is an extremely cold lover. Such distant civility, grave looks, and lukewarm professions of esteem for me and the whole family ! I have heard of flames and darts, but Sir John's is a passion of mere ice and snow.
Page 3 - Ha! ha! ha! very well, my dear ! — I shall be as fine as a little queen indeed. — I have a bouquet to come home to-morrow — made up of diamonds, and rubies, and emeralds, and topazes, and amethysts — jewels of all colours, green, red, blue, yellow, intermixt — the prettiest thing you ever saw in your life...
Page 30 - Why, what mere children are your fellows of quality ; that cry for a plaything one minute, and throw it by the next ! — as changeable as the weather, and as uncertain as the stocks.
Page 51 - I am so perfectly convinced of their existence, and so totally of your mind, touching every amiable particular of that sweet girl, that were it not for the cold unfeeling impediments of the law, I would marry her to-morrow morning.
Page 32 - You do flatter yourself, if you imagine that I can approve of your behaviour to my niece, Sir John. - And give me leave to tell you, Sir John, that you have been drawn into an action much beneath you, Sir John; and that I look upon every injury offered to Miss Betty Sterling as an affront to myself, Sir John (warmly). SIR JOHN: I would not offend you for the world, madam!

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