Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
What a revolution in her ideas!
When the hour of departure drew near, the maternal anxiety of Mrs Morland will be naturally supposed to be severe… Cautions against the violence of such nobleman and baronets as delight in forcing young ladies away to some remote farmhouse, must, at such a moment, relieve the fullness of her heart… But Mrs Morland knew so little of lords and baronets, that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness, and was wholly unsuspicious of danger to her daughter from their machinations.
By reading only six hours a-day, I shall gain in the course of a twelve-month a great deal of instruction which I now feel myself to want.
I never could be so happy as you. Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness.
A private dance, without sitting down to supper, was pronounced an infamous fraud upon the rights of men and women; and Mrs. Weston must not speak of it again.
But now you love a hyacinth. So much the better. You have gained a new source of enjoyment, and it is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible.
As if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures.
Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it.
How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!