Fanny knew her own meaning, but was no judge of her own manner. Her manner was incurably gentle; and she was not aware how much it concealed the sternness of he purpose (33.6).
"Certainly, my home at my uncle's brought me acquainted with a circle of admirals. Of Rears and Vices, I saw enough. Now, do not be suspecting me of a pun, I entreat."
Edmund again felt grave, and only replied "It is a noble profession" (6.49-50).
"But was there nothing in her conversation, Fanny, that struck you as not quite right?"
"Oh, yes, she ought not to have spoken of her uncle as she did. I was quite astonished. [...]."
"I thought you would be struck. It was very wrong – very indecorous" (7.4-5).