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Pride and Prejudice and Social Satire
Transcript of Pride and Prejudice and Social Satire
Pride and Prejudice
"No, my dear, you had better go on horseback, because it seems likely to rain; and then you must stay all night."
"That would be a good scheme," said Elizabeth.." Chapter 7
"...if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders." Chapter 7
"My reasons for marrying are, first, that I think it a right thing for every clergyman in easy circumstances (like myself) to set the example of matrimony in his parish..." Chapter 19
"The death of your daughter would have been a blessing in comparison of this. " Chapter 48
"You must give me leave to flatter myself, my dear cousin, that your refusal of my addresses is merely words of course. [...] I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense, according to the usual practice of elegant females." Chapter 19
"Charlotte herself was tolerably composed. [...] This preservative she had now obtained; and at the age of twenty-seven, without having ever been handsome, she felt all the good luck of it."
"She was shown into the breakfast-parlour, where all but Jane were assembled, and where her appearance created a great deal of surprise." Chapter 7
"The death of your daughter would have been a blessing in comparison of this." Chapter 48
"I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office." Chapter 8
"I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well when she came into the room this morning. Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice." Chapter 8
"you ought to know, that I am not to be trifled with. But however insincere you may choose to be, you shall not find me so." Chapter 56
"This is not to be borne. Miss Bennet, I insist on being satisfied. Has he, has my nephew, made you an offer of marriage?" Chapter 56
Dialogue between Mr.Collins, Mrs.Bennet, and Elizabeth. Chapter 19
"She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me. " Chapter 3
"But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it."
Mr. Bennet made no answer.
"Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently.
"You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."