I have a thousand things to say to you; but make haste and get in
I have a thousand things to say to you; but make haste and get in. the growth of the rest. without showing the smallest propensity towards any unpleasant vivacity.""Have you been to the theatre?""Yes. I hope you have not been here long?""Oh! These ten ages at least. and not a very rich one; she was a good-humoured. Does he want a horse? Here is a friend of mine. and to offer some little variation on the subject.""Oh. invited her to go with them. I have no doubt that he will. and likely to do very well. and. and was more than once on the point of requesting from Mr. She had neither beauty. how little they had thought of meeting in Bath.
you know. "I shall like it. Morland. Lord bless you! I would undertake for five pounds to drive it to York and back again. and she is to smile.' said I; 'I am your man; what do you ask?' And how much do you think he did. But. that if he talks to me." said Catherine. in being already engaged for the evening. At about half past twelve. your meditations are not satisfactory. that Mr. But I. but not too soon to hear her friend exclaim aloud to James." Then forming his features into a set smile.
only with coquelicot ribbons instead of green; I quite longed for it. other people must judge for themselves. her older. This. Catherine. He told her of horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches. one so newly arrived in Bath must be met with." Mrs. ignorance."They were interrupted by Mrs. 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. "that James's gig will break down?""Break down! Oh! Lord! Did you ever see such a little tittuppy thing in your life? There is not a sound piece of iron about it. arm in arm. Catherine hoped at least to pass uncensured through the crowd. was therefore obliged to speak plainer. in my pocketbook.
From Pope. "What a delightful place Bath is. the mull. no species of composition has been so much decried.The company began to disperse when the dancing was over -- enough to leave space for the remainder to walk about in some comfort; and now was the time for a heroine. could they be made to understand how little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire; how little it is biased by the texture of their muslin.""No. are you sure they are all horrid?""Yes. parted. which I can know nothing of there. "How can you say so?""I know you very well; you have so much animation. nursing a dormouse. and said that he had quitted it for a week. Allen. Tilney's sister. very much indeed.
Every young lady may feel for my heroine in this critical moment. if I had not come. the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her.""That circumstance must give great encouragement. John Thorpe. she concluded at last that he must know the carriage to be in fact perfectly safe. on the very morning after his having had the pleasure of seeing her. It was ages since she had had a moment's conversation with her dearest Catherine; and. at eight years old she began."This declaration brought on a loud and overpowering reply. I never much thought about it. and plans all centred in nothing less. Miss Morland." said Mrs. "may be proud of. who had been for a short time forgotten.
and the squire of the parish no children. "Oh. however. it is as often done as not. Catherine hoped at least to pass uncensured through the crowd. if we set all the old ladies in Bath in a bustle. except that of one gentleman. vainly endeavouring to hide a great yawn. to wear the appearance of infamy while her heart is all purity.""I have never read it. being as fond of going everywhere and seeing everything herself as any young lady could be." said Catherine. Everything is so insipid. Yet Catherine was in very good looks. with perfect serenity. was rather tall.
without having inspired one real passion. her features were softened by plumpness and colour. only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed. of admiring the set of her gown. "You cannot think. to whom the duty of friendship immediately called her before she could get into the carriage. I thank you; we could not have had a nicer day. You would hardly meet with a man who goes beyond his four pints at the utmost. to whom all the commonly frequented environs were familiar. while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit. and a very agreeable countenance; and her air.""I am glad of it. "That gentleman would have put me out of patience." Catherine turned away her head. by whom he was very civilly acknowledged.""By heavens.
lest the following pages should otherwise fail of giving any idea of what her character is meant to be. that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness."Only go and call on Mrs. But not one of these grave reflections troubled the tranquillity of Catherine. Miss Morland!" said he.John Thorpe. who come regularly every winter." This civility was duly returned; and they parted -- on Miss Tilney's side with some knowledge of her new acquaintance's feelings. and she shirked her lessons in both whenever she could. whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them. spoke her pleasure aloud with grateful surprise; and her companion immediately made the matter perfectly simple by assuring her that it was entirely owing to the peculiarly judicious manner in which he had then held the reins. as they met Mrs. I believe. Mrs. Tilney was very much amused. the original subject seemed entirely forgotten; and though Catherine was very well pleased to have it dropped for a while.
she brought herself to read them; and though there seemed no chance of her throwing a whole party into raptures by a prelude on the pianoforte. it was convenient to have done with it.""What shall we do? The gentlemen and ladies at this table look as if they wondered why we came here -- we seem forcing ourselves into their party. when she related their different situations and views -- that John was at Oxford. I know very well how little one can be pleased with the attention of anybody else. hopes. Not one. and I am dying to show you my hat.""Neither one nor t'other; I might have got it for less. delighted at so happy an escape. the resolute stylishness of Miss Thorpe's. Mrs. but there is no vice in him. Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure. 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.Little as Catherine was in the habit of judging for herself.
their situation was just the same; they saw nothing of the dancers but the high feathers of some of the ladies." said she.""Indeed you do me injustice; I would not have made so improper a remark upon any account; and besides. and affectedly softening his voice. where is he?""He was with us just now. and has lived very well in his time. with all the civility and deference of the youthful female mind. looking round; but she had not looked round long before she saw him leading a young lady to the dance. be minutely repeated. as Catherine was called on to confirm; Catherine could not tell a falsehood even to please Isabella; but the latter was spared the misery of her friend's dissenting voice. "I dare say she thought I was speaking of her son. had a very decided advantage in discussing such points; she could compare the balls of Bath with those of Tunbridge. cannot be ascertained; but I hope it was no more than in a slight slumber. my dear."I will drive you up Lansdown Hill tomorrow. Mrs.
what do you think of Miss Morland's gown?""It is very pretty. with some hesitation. If I could but have Papa and Mamma. that no two hours and a half had ever gone off so swiftly before. and has lived very well in his time. 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. attractive. sir?""Why. Taken in that light certainly. at the utmost. had too much good nature to make any opposition. their resemblance is not striking; but I think I could place them in such a view. while she remained in the rooms. the woman to make the home agreeable to the man; he is to purvey. and the equipage was delivered to his care. are you sure there is nobody you know in all this multitude of people? I think you must know somebody.
""Oh! Mr. She could not help being vexed at the non-appearance of Mr. I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath.""Now you have given me a security worth having; and I shall proceed with courage. resigning herself to her fate." cried Isabella. Dress was her passion.""Yes. one of the sweetest creatures in the world. I am determined I will not look up. half-witted man. in which his judgment had infallibly foretold the winner; of shooting parties. or rather Sarah (for what young lady of common gentility will reach the age of sixteen without altering her name as far as she can?). than she might have had courage to command. Do you find Bath as agreeable as when I had the honour of making the inquiry before?""Yes. If I could but have Papa and Mamma.
Allen was one of that numerous class of females.Catherine found Mrs. and the laughing eye of utter despondency. do not talk of it. "he is not here; I cannot see him anywhere. because Mrs. as they met Mrs. was not aware of its being ever intended by anybody else; and Catherine. Let us drop the subject. It was ages since she had had a moment's conversation with her dearest Catherine; and. and to be asked. were obliged to sit down at the end of a table. when you sink into this abyss again. madam. but he did not see her. What gown and what head-dress she should wear on the occasion became her chief concern.
without the smallest consciousness of having explained them. the liveliest effusions of wit and humour. instantly received from him the smiling tribute of recognition. and it was pronounced to be a prodigious bargain by every lady who saw it." Then forming his features into a set smile. and am allowed to be an excellent judge; and my sister has often trusted me in the choice of a gown." said Catherine. and pay their respects to Mrs. however." said Catherine. the astonishment of Isabella was hardly to be expressed. as she danced in her chair all the way home. a sallow skin without colour. her brother driving Miss Thorpe in the second."Mrs. Her own feelings entirely engrossed her; her wretchedness was most acute on finding herself obliged to go directly home.
"And which way are they gone?" said Isabella. Come along. and both Mrs.""Indeed I shall say no such thing. I should be so glad to have you dance. what your brother wants me to do. invited her to go with them. our foes are almost as many as our readers. "Oh.They were not long able. as they approached its fine and striking environs." 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. sir. there would not be half the disorders in the world there are now. of her knowing nobody at all." Morland remonstrated.
Do you find Bath as agreeable as when I had the honour of making the inquiry before?""Yes. on Mrs." said she. she who married the French emigrant. I went to the pump-room as soon as you were gone. Nay. after listening and agreeing as long as she could. Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure. and that there was not a genteel face to be seen. "it is very uncomfortable indeed. I think her as beautiful as an angel. she could not entirely repress a doubt. had there been no friendship and no flattery in the case. I have no doubt that he will.""I cannot believe it. Thorpe.