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a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in of a wife n In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided een the sexes n One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all ring, nothing but suffering n Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted each other, and seven days are more than enough for others n It darted through her with the of an arrow that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself! n We have all a better guide in lves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be n A lady’s imagination is very rapid; mps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment n I must speak to you by such s as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too that such precious feelings are gone forever n But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw So, as most ofspeeches, you know, I’mEmma... a bit of a Twi-Hard, and although I’m sure I’ve nowbe goneable to talk about it o in her way n I cannot make If I loved you less, I might down of people’s I’m not any ashamed of it. I’m Team Edward and proud! n I cannot think well ofin aa lotman who estimations, sports with woman’s feelings; and there may often be a Last week I went to see the film the new film, Eclipse and thought it was really good deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of n It has been coming –onit so gradually, that I didn’t strayItoo far from the book and they’ditonly changed thing that I thought y know when it began. But believe I must date from myonefirst seeing histhey beautiful grounds at shouldn’t have. But that’s nothing on a lot of other film adaptations I’ve seen (yes, I mean how frequently are erley n When the romantic refinements of a young mind are obliged to give way, Harry Potter). succeeded by such opinions as are but tooyou common and too dangerous! n A man does not recover But one thing which I always find a stupid thing for people to say is,he“Yeah, I liked such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; does notthenfilmIt’s such a happiness but the books are better.” Of course the books are better! Authors have around 500 good people get together - and they always do n Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, pages to fit as much into as they like. A book takes days to read and you have the ability to use there is no hope of a cureimagine n The mere inside habit learning tohow love everything yourofown head exactly you is wantthe it. thing; and a teachableness sposition in a youngA film lady is alive great blessing themselves up wholly can never up to that; they haventwoThey hours gave to fit all the important information and to their sorrow, ng increase of wretchedness in every reflection afford it, and resolved against ever the story has to playthat out wellcould on screen. If you go into adaptation of aMy bookfeelings you love, you’re have the book You must allow me tting consolation in future n aItfilm will not do. willnever notgoing be torepressed. out line by line love – and ityou. would It be boring if you did.universally I always think youacknowledged, need to go l you how ardently played I admire and is a truth that a single into the cinema knowing that it’s going to be different – scenes are going to be missed out n possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife n In every power, of which taste is the compacted and thedivided main character is never going look/act/speak the does way theynot do inlove a place the less ation, excellence is orpretty fairly between theto sexes n One yourhas headbeen becauseall that’s your own interpretation. enjoy it. aving suffered in it, unless it suffering, nothing Just but suffering n Seven years would ~ ufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough Now, last issue vowed tothe be aspeed better reader – and while I have beenMr. betterKnightley at reading, I must marry no one hers n It darted through herI with of an arrow that haven’t actually read any of the books I was supposed to. Instead I have read Persuasion erself! n We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person (yes, again! But I was going to Bath…), Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, which after a e n A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, slow to startyou I lovedby almost as much as its as predecessors, and onemy of the children’sYou bookspierce my soul. I am moment n I must speak such means are within reach. I hadnot lost to a charity shop, Oldlate, Magic by Marianne Curley, which wasn’t as good asare I gone forever n But gony, half hope. Tell me that I am too that such precious feelings remembered, but I guess extra ten years of of extensive reading improves your taste. a young lady is to be a heroine, the an perverseness forty surrounding families cannot prevent I plan on reading the classics that I’ve been meaning to read for months now, whilst I’m on omething must and will happen to throw a hero in her way n I cannot make speeches, Emma... If I month. about Books come extra handy as a sun shield you’re on thewho sports with any you less, I might be holiday able next to talk it inmore n I cannot thinkwhen well oflying a man and be definitely leave better lines than a pair of sunglasses! n’s feelings; and there maybeach, often a great dealtanmore suffered than a stander-by can judge of n been coming on so gradually, that I hardly know~when it began. But I believe I must date it from I told you all last timeat thatPemberley I was heading tonBath for a weekend of Jane Austen-filled fun, rst seeing his beautiful grounds When the romantic refinements of a young mind and that’s exactly what I did. I immersed myself in everything Bath had to offer I went on bliged to give way, how frequently are they succeeded by such opinions as are but too common the open top bus the Jane from Austen Centre, Assembly Rooms, Room,to such a woman! He oo dangerous! n A man does nottours, recover suchThe a devotion of The thePump heart Crescent, The Circus andwhen an organised Austen get walking tour around -Bath not; he does not n The It’sRoyal such a happiness goodJane people together and they always do n to see where both Jane and her characters lived and locations that were mentioned in hern The mere habit of hness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure books, such as the gravel walk where Anne Elliott and Captain Wentworth finally pull their ng to love is the thing; and a teachableness of disposition in a young lady is a great blessing n socks up and get back together. gave themselves upI would wholly to their sorrow, seeking increase ofaswretchedness definitely recommend going, even if you’re not as big a geek me - Bath’s such a in every reflection could afford it, and resolved against consolation in future beautiful Georgian city andever luckily admitting the sun was out the whole time we were there. n It will not do. My gs will not be repressed. You must allow me ~to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. a truth universally Some acknowledged, that a single man in started possession good of you may already be aware of this, but I have up my veryof ownablog. I’ve fortune, must be in of a wife n In everybeen power, ofofwhich taste is going the tofoundation, is It’s pretty fairly divided a bit lazy late but am definitely be making muchexcellence more of an effort. een the sexes n Onelovely does notfrom love a place theindulge lessinfor having inYou it,can unless it has been all to hear those of you who a bit of romancesuffered as much as me! ring, nothing but suffering nfindSeven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted my blog by heading to ramblingsjaneausten.blogspot.com each other, and seven days are more than enough for others n It darted through her with the of an arrow that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself! n We have all a better guide in lves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be n A lady’s imagination is very rapid; mps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment n I must speak to you by such

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