MANSFIELD PARK – Jane Austen
- Your prospects, however, are to fair to justify wants of spirit!
- Nothing can be dangerous or difficult, or fatiguing, to anybody but themselves.
- We are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong we make a second better.
- The fruit should be so little worth the trouble of gathering;
- You do not deserve the office if you cannot appreciate the talents of your company a little better.
- South or North, I know a black cloud when I see it.
- In some countries we know the tree that sheds its leaf is the variety, but not wake it less amazing, that the same soil and the same sun should nurture plants differing in the first rule and law of their existence.
- One cannot fix one’s eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
- Our weather must not always be judged by the calendar. We may sometimes take greater liberties in November than in May.
- A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
- People are never respected when they step out of their proper sphere.
- A woman can never be too fine while she is all in white.
- I have my alarms, but they are quite in a different quarter.
- If I lose a game, it must be from not striving it.
- The absence of some is not to debar the others of amusement.
- The sister is not to be in your mind without bringing the brother too.
- The enthusiasm of a woman’s love is even beyond the biosphere’s.
- After pausing a moment for what she knew would not come, for a courage which the outside of no dear have ever supplied to her.
- I left no stone unturned.
- You must really begin to harden yourself to the idea of being worth looking at. You must not mind growing up into a pretty woman.
- You know nothing and you care less.
- I have made no inconsiderable progress in her affections; but my own are entirely fixed.
- Nothing could be more impossible than to answer such a question though nothing could be more agreeable than to have it asked.
- Your feelings are as well known to me as my wishes and regrets must be to you.
- There she had hoped much and found almost nothing.
- His heart is wedded to her for ever.
- Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
- In this world the penalty is less equal than could be wished.
The next classic spirit book is over.
It took me a while to get into it, but I swallowed last 50 pages at a glance.
I think I might recover some unselfishness that seemed so appropriate for Mansfield’s personages.
Quite passionate in inside feelings, Fanny almost got me a disagreeable impression about her nature, but as long as she was the one who sad the only strong NO, I liked her more and more with each of her rejections.
It is a “happy end” book, but not a fairy tale style, because it comes as a payback for all the wrongs that was ever done for an innocent human being.
Morale: All the wrongs are rights in a grand finale.
The upcoming list of readings will be voted by those who wish to participate in my literature fun)))