Jane Austen Madness 2019

Jane Austen Madness 2019

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Winner: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."Total Entry Votes: 130

"Persuasion"
Ch. 23
Captain Wentworth, letter to Anne

0/1 Picks Made Voting is closed.Total Bracket Votes:2,152
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RD3203.29
RD1604.01
RD804.03
SEMIS04.05
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RD804.03
RD1604.01
RD3203.29
RD6403.21
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
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"He was always a small man, made smaller by his wife".
"Sir Walter, without hesitation, declared the Admiral to be the best-looking sailor he had ever met with, and went so far as to say, that if his own man might have had the arranging of his hair, he should not be ashamed of being seen with him any where."
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"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad."
"Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch."
 VSView Matchup
"Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope."
"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach."
 VSView Matchup
"But historians are not accountable for the difficulty of learning to read; and even you yourself, who do not altogether seem particularly friendly to very severe, very intense application, may perhaps be brought to acknowledge. . .
"There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
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"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
"It is not every one," said Elinor, "who has your passion for dead leaves."
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"The wisest and best of men,—nay, the wisest and best of their actions,—may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke."
"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
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"My sore-throats, you know, are always worse than anybody's."
"The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!"
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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
"Try not to kill my dogs."
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"Nor could he refrain from often saying to himself, in Mr. Rushworth's company—“If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.”
"Marianne would have thought herself very inexcusable had she been able to sleep at all the first night after parting from Willoughby."
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"I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."
"Indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”
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“My idea of good company...is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.' 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best.”
"Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books — or at least books of information. . .
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book."
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"I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.”
"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."
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"From politics it was an easy step to silence."
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
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"As it was impossible however now to prevent their coming, Lady Middleton resigned herself to the idea of it. . ."
"What excellent boiled potatoes."
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"She read all such works as heroines must read."
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
 VSView Matchup
"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad."
"Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope."
 VSView Matchup
"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach."
"There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
 VSView Matchup
"It is not every one," said Elinor, "who has your passion for dead leaves."
"My sore-throats, you know, are always worse than anybody's."
 VSView Matchup
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
"Nor could he refrain from often saying to himself, in Mr. Rushworth's company—“If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.”
 VSView Matchup
"I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."
“My idea of good company...is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.' 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best.”
 VSView Matchup
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.”
 VSView Matchup
"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
 VSView Matchup
"She read all such works as heroines must read."
Chawton
Bath
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
 VSView Matchup
"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach."
"There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
 VSView Matchup
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
"I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."
 VSView Matchup
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.”
 VSView Matchup
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
 VSView Matchup
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
 VSView Matchup
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
 VSView Matchup
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
 VSView Matchup
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
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"Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
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“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”
"Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her."
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"Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
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"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody." "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."
"There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved."
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“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”
"Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her."
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"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! ... Every thing nourishes what is strong already. But if it only be a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."
"A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not."
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"Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."
"I believe, Ma'am, I may safely promise you never to dance with him.''
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"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
"One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best."
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"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody." "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."
"There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved."
 VSView Matchup
"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”
 VSView Matchup
"I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days."
"Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her."
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"Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges . . .
"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! ... Every thing nourishes what is strong already. But if it only be a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."
 VSView Matchup
"No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine."
"A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not."
 VSView Matchup
"Men of sense, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want silly wives."
"Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."
 VSView Matchup
“She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”
London
Steventon
"I believe, Ma'am, I may safely promise you never to dance with him.''
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"Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition."
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
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"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?"
"I WILL be calm; I WILL be mistress of myself."
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"One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best."
"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody." "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."
 VSView Matchup
"Oh! It is only a novel!"
"It is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life."
 VSView Matchup
"There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved."
"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
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"Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not."
"And books! ... She would buy them all over and over again: she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands."
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“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”
"I would much rather have been merry than wise.”
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"I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days."
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."
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"Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her."
"Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges . . .
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“I shall soon be rested,” said Fanny; “to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.”
"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! ... Every thing nourishes what is strong already. But if it only be a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."
 VSView Matchup
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
"No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine."
 VSView Matchup
"My loose cash, would certainly be employed in improving my collection of music and books."
"A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not."
 VSView Matchup
"When people are waiting, they are bad judges of time, and every half minute seems like five."
"Men of sense, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want silly wives."
 VSView Matchup
"But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way."
"Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."
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"He was not an ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold hearted, and rather selfish, is to be ill-disposed."
"The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's."
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“She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”