Monday, 13 April 2015

Darcy



“My good qualities are under your protection, and you are to exaggerate them as much as possible; and, in return, it belongs, to me to find occasions for teasing and quarrelling with you as often as may be; and I shall begin directly, by asking you what made you so unwilling to come to the point at last. What made you so shy of me, when you first called, and afterwards dined here? Why, especially, when you called, did you look as if you did not care about me?" 

"Because you were grave and silent, and gave me no encouragement." 

"But I was embarrassed." 

"And so was I." 

"You might have talked to me more when you came to dinner." 

"A man who had felt less might." 

- J. Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 60.

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