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It is a truth unversally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife...
P&P chapter 1

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'She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour 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.'
P&P chapter 3



To Mr. Darcy it was welcome intelligence - Elizabeth had been at Netherfield long enough. She attracted him more than he liked - and Miss Bingley was incivil to her, and more teazing than usual to himself.
P&P chapter 12



'It is your turn to say something now, Mr. Darcy. - I talked about the dance, and you ought to make some kind of remark on the size of the room, or the number of couples.'
He smiled, and assured her that whatever she wished him to say should be said. 'Very well. - that reply will do for the present. - Perhaps by and bye I may observe that private balls are much pleasanter than public ones. - But now we may be silent.'
'Do you talk by rule then, while you are dancing?'

P&P chapter 18



'My reasons for marrying are, first, that I think it a right thing for every clergyman in easy circumstances (like myself) to set the example of matrimony in his parish. Secondly, that I am convinced that it will add very greatly to my happiness; and thirdly - which perhaps I ought to have mentioned earlier, that it is the particular advice and recommendation of the very noble lady whom I have the honour of calling patroness. ...'
P&P chapter 19

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'An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. - Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
P&P chapter 20



'You mean to frighten me, Mr. Darcy, by coming in all this state to hear me? But I will not be alarmed though your sister does play so well. There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.'
P&P chapter 31



'Of music! Then pray speak aloud. It is of all subjects my delight. I must have my share in the conversation, if you are speaking of music. There are few people in England, I suppose, who have more true enjoyment of music than myself, or a better natural taste. If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.'
P&P chapter 31



They gradually ascended for half a mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound. It was a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills...
P&P chapter 43

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'I have seen them both. They are not married, nor can I find there was any intention of being so; but if you are willing to perform the engagements which I have ventured to make on your side, I hope it will not be long before they are. All that is required of you is, to assure to your daughter, by settlement, her equal share of the five thousand pounds, secured among your children after the decease of yourself and my sister...'
P&P chapter 49



'Oh! My dear Lydia,'she cried, 'when shall we meet again?'
'Oh, lord! I don't know. Not these two or three years perhaps.'
'Write to me very often, my dear.'
'As often as I can. But you know married women have never much time for writing. My sisters may write to me. They will have nothing else to do.'
Mr. Wickham's adieus were much more affectionate than his wife's. He smiled, looked handsome, and said many pretty things.

P&P chapter 53



'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 for ever.'
P&P chapter 58



...And they were both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude towards the persons who, by bringing her into Derbyshire, had been the means of uniting them.
P&P chapter 61