Monday, April 21, 2008

Quotes: Character (17)

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number is the page on which the quote was found.

Character 112 She deserves praise, but does not hear it. "Miss Crawford: I fancy Miss Price has been more used to deserve praise than to hear it." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character 317 I don't think ill of his temper, but I do of his principles. Sir Thomas to Fanny: “Have you any reason, child, to think ill of Mr. Crawford’s temper?” “No, Sir.” She longed to add, “but of his principles I have.” Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character 389 She was always busy without making much progress. "…her [Fanny’s mother’s] time was given chiefly to her house and her servants…days were spent in a kind of slow bustle; always busy without getting on; always behind hand and lamenting it, without altering her ways…." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character 427 She chose not to see sufferings and therefore they did not affect her. "The sufferings which Lady Bertram did not see, had little power over her fancy." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character 444 He desired to achieve self-command. "…his manner showed the wish of self-command…." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character 445 He relieved his state of mind by putting himself into motion. "…the state of his own mind made him find relief only in motion." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character 445 He was determined to suppress his violent emotion. "He looked very ill: evidently suffering under violent emotions, which he was determined to suppress." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character He had a theoretical knowledge of his religion, but he never put it into practice. "…had been instructed theoretically in their religion, but never required to bring it into daily practice." Austen, Mansfield Park.

Character analysis 305 Mrs. Jennings studied his behavior, but she watched his eyes. "…she watched his eyes, while Mrs. Jennings thought only of his behavior." Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

Character 114 I know him because I see him all the time in town, but I have never spoken to him. [On being asked if she knows Mr. Willoughby]: “Oh! dear, yes; I know him extremely well,” replied Mrs. Palmer—“not that I ever spoke to him indeed; but I have seen him forever in town.” Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

Character Gracie Allen 115 He's a charming man; too bad that he is so dull. Mrs. Palmer on Col. Brandon: “He is such a charming man, that it is quite a pity he should be so grave and dull.” Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

Character 215 She was angry and wished to drop his acquaintance, only they had never been acquainted. "[Mrs. Palmer] was equally angry…was determined to drop his [Willoughby’s] acquaintance immediately, and she was very thankful that she had never been acquainted with him at all." Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

Character 215 She hated him so much that she would never mention him again, but she would tell everyone she knew what a good-for-nothing he was. "She [Mrs. Palmer] hated him so much that she was resolved never to mention his name again, and she should tell everybody she saw, how good-for-nothing he was." Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

Character type 947 People who remember negative weather and are quoted in the newspapers. "…that universally accredited character, so constantly referred to in all seasons of intense cold or heat—he that remembers the hot Sunday and the cold Friday—the witness of a past age, whose negative reminiscences find their way into every newspaper…." Hawthorne: “A Select Party”

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