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Persuasion

Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Persuasion Quotes

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Society and Class Quotes

Instead of pushing his fortune in the line marked out for the heir of the house of Elliot, he [Mr. Elliot] had purchased independence by uniting himself to a rich woman of inferior birth. (1.16)

Marriage Quotes

Lady Elliot had been an excellent woman, sensible and amiable; whose judgement and conduct, if they might be pardoned the youthful infatuation which made her Lady Elliot, had never required indulge...

Family Quotes

So far all was perfectly right; but Lady Russell was almost startled by the wrong of one part of the Kellynch Hall plan, when it burst on her, which was, Mrs Clay's being engaged to go to Bath with...

Memory and the Past Quotes

A few months had seen the beginning and the end of their acquaintance; but not with a few months ended Anne's share of suffering from it. Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded ev...

Friendship Quotes

Elizabeth would go her own way; and never had she pursued it in more decided opposition to Lady Russell than in this selection of Mrs Clay; turning from the society of so deserving a sister, to bes...

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

Lady Elliot had been an excellent woman, sensible and amiable; whose judgement and conduct, if they might be pardoned the youthful infatuation which made her Lady Elliot, had never required indulge...

Gender Quotes

That Lady Russell, of steady age and character, and extremely well provided for, should have no thought of a second marriage, needs no apology to the public, which is rather apt to be unreasonably...

Appearances Quotes

Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot's character; vanity of person and of situation. He had been remarkably handsome in his youth; and, at fifty-four, was still a very fine man...

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