The House of Mirth
"What's become of Dillworth?" he asked.
"Oh, his mother was frightened – she was afraid I should have all the family jewels reset. And she wanted me to promise that I wouldn't do over the drawing-room."
"The very thing you are marrying for!"
"Exactly. So she packed him off to India." (1.1.77-9)
She had the art of giving self-confidence to the embarrassed, but she was not equally sure of being able to embarrass the self-confident. (1.2.8)
Miss Bart stared in affected reproval. "I thought you were so fond of Bertha."
"Oh, I am – it's much safer to be fond of dangerous people. (1.4.42-3)