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You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Top 12 Quotes from Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was published on January 28, 1813.  In anticipation, I thought I'd share some of my favorite P & P quotes with you today...did I include yours?

1.  Opening line:"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

2. "Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared, but Darcy was continually giving offence."

3.  "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me." -Mr. Darcy to Mr. Bingley

4.  "I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine." -Elizabeth Bennet

5.  "But that is one great difference between us. Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never." -Elizabeth to Jane

6.  "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment."  -Mr. Darcy

7.  He sat down for a few moments, and then getting up, walked about the room. Elizabeth was surprised, but said not a word. After a silence of several minutes, he came towards her in an agitated manner, and thus began:"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Mr. Darcy

8. "It has been coming on so gradually, that I hardly know when it began. But I believe I must date it from my first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley." -Elizabeth Bennet

9.  "An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do."  -Mr. Bennet

10. "Be not alarmed, madam, on receiving this letter, by the apprehension of its containing any repetition of those sentiments or renewal of those offers which were last night so disgusting to you." -Mr. Darcy

11. "He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we are equal."  -Elizabeth Bennet

12. "You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever." -Mr. Darcy

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