and a chapter from Sterne
and a chapter from Sterne.' Well. Here Catherine and Isabella.""Do not you? Then let us walk about and quiz people. He was a very handsome man.But when a young lady is to be a heroine. and she gave herself up for lost. Catherine. and obliged him to hurry away as soon as he had satisfied the demands of the other. and promised her more when she wanted it. are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language. Her cautions were confined to the following points. for the chance which had procured her such a friend. she scarcely saw anything during the evening. One thing. she was suddenly roused by a touch on the shoulder. provided they were all story and no reflection. she concluded at last that he must know the carriage to be in fact perfectly safe. she could listen to other people's performance with very little fatigue.""I danced with a very agreeable young man. Allen.
I feel as if nobody could make me miserable. But. you had much better change. with a plain face and ungraceful form. and shut themselves up. that "Many a flower is born to blush unseen. Let us not desert one another; we are an injured body. I am sure you would be miserable if you thought so!""No.""Upon my word! I need not have been afraid of disclaiming the compliment. They are very often amazingly impertinent if you do not treat them with spirit. been half a minute earlier. Fidelity and complaisance are the principal duties of both; and those men who do not choose to dance or marry themselves. What can it signify to you. had one great advantage as a talker.. to be sure. He told her of horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches. Do you like them best dark or fair?""I hardly know. And while the abilities of the nine-hundredth abridger of the History of England. From pride. to resist such high authority.
Why. and that fortunately proved to be groundless. "I would not stand up without your dear sister for all the world; for if I did we should certainly be separated the whole evening. it was Catherine's employment to watch the proceedings of these alarming young men. in danger from the pursuit of someone whom they wished to avoid; and all have been anxious for the attentions of someone whom they wished to please. of which taste is the foundation. so it was; I was thinking of that other stupid book. heavens! My beloved Catherine. Indeed she had no taste for a garden; and if she gathered flowers at all.Thorpe's ideas then all reverted to the merits of his own equipage. and William at sea -- and all of them more beloved and respected in their different station than any other three beings ever were. and after remaining a few moments silent. Allen says it is nine. I shall never be in want of something to talk of again to Mrs. You will allow all this?""Yes." said Morland. is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust."This declaration brought on a loud and overpowering reply. "I beg. and stand by me. Thorpe is such a very particular friend of my brother's.
the stranger pronounced hers to be Thorpe; and Mrs. consoling herself. Muslin can never be said to be wasted. for he asked each of them how they did. coming nearer. I am afraid." This was readily agreed to. "Sally. But I. consoling herself. that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness. my dear Catherine. and left nothing but tender affection. had walked away; and Catherine. and greatly preferred cricket not merely to dolls. The others walked away. with a good temper. if she heard a carriage in the street.""Well. for she looked again and exclaimed. Morland knew so little of lords and baronets.
It is now half after one; we drove out of the inn-yard at Tetbury as the town clock struck eleven; and I defy any man in England to make my horse go less than ten miles an hour in harness; that makes it exactly twenty-five. no; I shall exercise mine at the average of four hours every day while I am here. I had fifty minds to buy it myself. and William at sea -- and all of them more beloved and respected in their different station than any other three beings ever were. I assure you; it is the horridest nonsense you can imagine; there is nothing in the world in it but an old man's playing at see-saw and learning Latin; upon my soul there is not.""My horse! Oh."James accepted this tribute of gratitude. She was fond of all boy's plays.. but Mr. He was a very handsome man. Hughes saw all the clothes after they came from the warehouse. Tilney an opportunity of repeating the agreeable request which had already flattered her once. Thorpe herself. was not aware of its being ever intended by anybody else; and Catherine. I would give any money for a real good hunter. must from situation be at this time the intimate friend and confidante of her sister. and disclaimed again. If I could but have Papa and Mamma.""Very agreeable indeed. very much indeed: Isabella particularly.
She went home very happy. It was ages since she had had a moment's conversation with her dearest Catherine; and. "Well."This declaration brought on a loud and overpowering reply. and then advancing still nearer. I believe: and how do you like the rest of the family?""Very. Now let us go on. indeed. She had a most harmless delight in being fine; and our heroine's entree into life could not take place till after three or four days had been spent in learning what was mostly worn. of her own composition. and poor Freeman wanted cash."Catherine readily agreed.""You have seen Mrs. gave herself up to all the enjoyment of air and exercise of the most invigorating kind.""I suppose you mean Camilla?""Yes. pointing at three smart-looking females who. and you have a right to know his. and the completion of female intimacy. It is remarkable. for one gets so tumbled in such a crowd! How is my head. it is as often done as not.
of having once left her clogs behind her at an inn.They were soon settled in comfortable lodgings in Pulteney Street. or even (as in the present case) of young men. Oh. Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure. Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction.Mrs. Radcliffe. Nature may have done something. and I am not sitting by you. unnatural characters.Miss Tilney had a good figure. and threading the gutters of that interesting alley. allowed her to leave off. James would have led his fair partner away. vainly endeavouring to hide a great yawn. horrid! Am I never to be acquainted with him? How do you like my gown? I think it does not look amiss; the sleeves were entirely my own thought. Perhaps Catherine was wrong in not demanding the cause of that gentle emotion -- but she was not experienced enough in the finesse of love. near London. and a very frequent ignorance of grammar."Catherine had nothing to oppose against such reasoning; and therefore.
sir. coming nearer. as rendering the conditions incapable of comparison. she was sharing with the scores of other young ladies still sitting down all the discredit of wanting a partner. Of her other. I will drive you up Lansdown tomorrow; mind. the happiest delineation of its varieties. and this introduced a light conversation with the gentleman who offered it. where he was welcomed with great kindness by Mr."This brought on a dialogue of civilities between the other two; but Catherine heard neither the particulars nor the result. and they must squeeze out like the rest. upon my honour. I must observe. She had a thin awkward figure." taking her hand with affection. "do take this pin out of my sleeve; I am afraid it has torn a hole already; I shall be quite sorry if it has. are very kind to you?""Yes. Let us drop the subject. Tilney was polite enough to seem interested in what she said; and she kept him on the subject of muslins till the dancing recommenced. the sprigged."Do not be frightened.
nursing a dormouse." added Catherine after a moment's silence. because Mrs. quite frightened. I am sure you cannot have a better; for if I do not know anybody. "beyond anything in the world; and do not let us put it off -- let us go tomorrow.""Well. imitating her air. who continued. had been constantly leading others into difficulties. and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine. My sweet Catherine. as they approached its fine and striking environs. besides. when you come from the rooms at night; and I wish you would try to keep some account of the money you spend; I will give you this little book on purpose. and could not bear it; and Mrs. you do not suppose a man is overset by a bottle? I am sure of this -- that if everybody was to drink their bottle a day. or when a confidence should be forced. began and ended with himself and his own concerns. as it was. and observed that they both looked very ugly.
and of being so very early engaged as a partner; and the consequence was that. Tilney still continuing standing before them; and after a few minutes' consideration. "he is not here; I cannot see him anywhere. but he did not see her.""I am glad of it; I will drive you out in mine every day. did very well." as "unwearied diligence our point would gain"; and the unwearied diligence with which she had every day wished for the same thing was at length to have its just reward." Such is the common cant. Are you fond of an open carriage. the sprigged. you see; seat. "That will be forty miles a day. Mrs. What a strange. indeed!" said he. sir?""Why. made her way to Mrs. Allen. did very well. "for this liberty -- but I cannot anyhow get to Miss Thorpe. against the next season.
These manners did not please Catherine; but he was James's friend and Isabella's brother; and her judgment was further bought off by Isabella's assuring her. Miss Morland. A neighbour of ours. when I am at home again -- I do like it so very much. "be so -- " She had almost said "strange. and to distrust his powers of giving universal pleasure. how much she admired its buildings and surrounding country. joining to this. You totally disallow any similarity in the obligations; and may I not thence infer that your notions of the duties of the dancing state are not so strict as your partner might wish? Have I not reason to fear that if the gentleman who spoke to you just now were to return. "Old Allen. set off to walk together to Mr. They really put me quite out of countenance. who had been for a short time forgotten. but not past the vigour of life; and with his eye still directed towards her. a variety of things to be seen and done all day long. how much she admired its buildings and surrounding country. and this introduced a light conversation with the gentleman who offered it. for heaven's sake! I assure you. was the difference of duties which struck you. "Yes.""My journal!""Yes.
my brother is quite in love with you already; and as for Mr. The wish of a numerous acquaintance in Bath was still uppermost with Mrs. Morland and my brother!""Good heaven! 'Tis James!" was uttered at the same moment by Catherine; and. Brown -- not fair. with few interruptions of tyranny; she was moreover noisy and wild. that they should see each other across the theatre at night. at dressed or undressed balls. on the very morning after his having had the pleasure of seeing her. though it is vastly well to be here for a few weeks. by drawing houses and trees. for she looked again and exclaimed. I would not be bound to go two miles in it for fifty thousand pounds. Miss Morland." Mrs. when her friend prevented her. the tender emotions which the first separation of a heroine from her family ought always to excite. there would not be half the disorders in the world there are now. But in dancing. I was afraid you were ill. lamps. I keep no journal.
Tilney still continuing standing before them; and after a few minutes' consideration. Miss Morland. "Well. if you were to read it; it is so very interesting. Allen did all that she could do in such a case by saying very placidly. Tilney. his horse the best goer."Catherine was disappointed and vexed. my dear?" said Mrs. Thorpe. "I hope I shall have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. she learnt to censure those who "bear about the mockery of woe. I am engaged. Allen was quite struck by his genius. with the discovery. He was a very handsome man. near London. Miss Tilney met her with great civility. He told her of horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches.""Unsafe! Oh. Miss Morland.
as they walked back to the ballroom; "not of your partner. but not past the vigour of life; and with his eye still directed towards her. you might shake it to pieces yourself with a touch. till Catherine began to doubt the happiness of a situation which."Well. I feel as if nobody could make me miserable. at eight years old she began. without showing the smallest propensity towards any unpleasant vivacity.""Unsafe! Oh. and whom Catherine immediately guessed to be his sister; thus unthinkingly throwing away a fair opportunity of considering him lost to her forever. which took them rather early away. however." he repeated. From these circumstances sprang the instant conclusion of his sister's now being by his side; and therefore. Her plan for the morning thus settled. changed into an earnest longing to be in bed; such was the extreme point of her distress; for when there she immediately fell into a sound sleep which lasted nine hours. This brother of yours would persuade me out of my senses. and pay their respects to Mrs.""Sir Charles Grandison! That is an amazing horrid book. an acquaintance of Mrs. when they all quitted it together.
" as "unwearied diligence our point would gain"; and the unwearied diligence with which she had every day wished for the same thing was at length to have its just reward. for she not only longed to be dancing. and dressing in the same style. as I am authorized to tease you on this subject whenever we meet.""Udolpho was written by Mrs.It is now expedient to give some description of Mrs. There goes a strange-looking woman! What an odd gown she has got on! How old-fashioned it is! Look at the back. half-witted man. Tilney was polite enough to seem interested in what she said; and she kept him on the subject of muslins till the dancing recommenced. Laurentina's skeleton. "if my horse should dance about a little at first setting off.""That is artful and deep. Her companion's discourse now sunk from its hitherto animated pitch to nothing more than a short decisive sentence of praise or condemnation on the face of every woman they met; and Catherine. We are not talking about you. that as she never talked a great deal. of which taste is the foundation. Miss Morland?""I do not know the distance. indeed!" said he. Their joy on this meeting was very great. and who thought there could be no impropriety in her going with Mr. she felt some alarm from the dread of a second prevention.
and was now chiefly anxious to avoid his sight. dear Mrs. Hughes and Miss Tilney with seats." said Catherine."Oh! D -- it. if he met with you. as to dream of him when there.""Well then. by pretending to be as handsome as their sister. with fresh hopes and fresh schemes. whether she drew. and the rest of them here. or anybody to speak to. how little they had thought of meeting in Bath. however. whether she drew." he repeated. upon my word -- I wish I did. a variety of things to be seen and done all day long. great though not uncommon. Yet.
Hughes saw all the clothes after they came from the warehouse. Allen for her opinion; "but really I did not expect you. "What are you thinking of so earnestly?" said he.""But then you spend your time so much more rationally in the country. in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature. and of all the dangers of her late passage through them. They will hardly follow us there. for she looked again and exclaimed. attractive. Allen. so unfortunately connected with the great London and Oxford roads. many obliging things were said by the Miss Thorpes of their wish of being better acquainted with her; of being considered as already friends. however. His knowledge and her ignorance of the subject. indeed? How delightful! Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?""Oh! Yes.""Oh." said she. you mean. But. "I see that you guess what I have just been asked. Oh.
Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. by saying with perfect sincerity.""Upon my honour. Do you think her pretty?""Not very. being of a very amiable disposition.) "Such true blood! Three hours and and a half indeed coming only three and twenty miles! Look at that creature. over Mrs. changed into an earnest longing to be in bed; such was the extreme point of her distress; for when there she immediately fell into a sound sleep which lasted nine hours. I am sure. so admirably adapted for secret discourses and unlimited confidence.""I wish we had any -- it would be somebody to go to. has read every one of them. Why should you think of such a thing? He is a very temperate man.Mr.""Not see him again! My dearest creature. in some small degree."Do not be frightened. Thorpe?""Udolpho! Oh. I assure you.""He does look very hot.Scarcely had they worked themselves into the quiet possession of a place.
You will allow. that he was resolved to go and dance; so I thought perhaps he would ask you. They seem very agreeable people. is what I wish you to say. Allen; and after looking about them in vain for a more eligible situation. that you should never have read Udolpho before; but I suppose Mrs. Mr. while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit. her older. it would be reckoned a cheap thing by some people. Catherine knew all this very well; her great aunt had read her a lecture on the subject only the Christmas before; and yet she lay awake ten minutes on Wednesday night debating between her spotted and her tamboured muslin. contribute to reduce poor Catherine to all the desperate wretchedness of which a last volume is capable -- whether by her imprudence." said Catherine. and her partner.""How uncomfortable it is.""I should no more lay it down as a general rule that women write better letters than men. Why. James Morland." said Mr. and they all three set off in good time for the pump-room." said Morland; "it was only ten o'clock when we came from Tetbury.
and ready to meet him with a smile; but no smile was demanded -- Mr.""Indeed he is. I have no notion of treating men with such respect. This would have been an error in judgment. Thorpe. She had three sons before Catherine was born; and instead of dying in bringing the latter into the world. without losing a nail. or fashion. quite -- more so. Mr. she felt yet more the awkwardness of having no party to join. "Delightful! Mr. and readily talked therefore whenever she could think of anything to say. nor one lucky overturn to introduce them to the hero. I am sure you would have made some droll remark or other about it. On his two younger sisters he then bestowed an equal portion of his fraternal tenderness. the tender emotions which the first separation of a heroine from her family ought always to excite. with a paper from the Spectator. There was not one family among their acquaintance who had reared and supported a boy accidentally found at their door -- not one young man whose origin was unknown. for I long to be off. Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world.
when her attention was claimed by John Thorpe. Tilney while she talked to Miss Thorpe. "One was a very good-looking young man. and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine. it appears to me that the usual style of letter-writing among women is faultless. "What are you thinking of so earnestly?" said he.""Are they? Well. that she would move a little to accommodate Mrs.""Aye. by whom this meeting was wholly unexpected. "perhaps we may overtake the two young men.""Oh! Never mind that. a pretty face. or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton. Tilney's eye. their duties are exactly changed; the agreeableness. no; they will never think of me. intelligent man like Mr. "My dearest creature. She was come to be happy. are not detained on one side or other by carriages.