The Writing's on the Walls (Was: Re: On the subject of Wicked Women)

alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca
Thu May 24 17:58:41 EDT 2001


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> >>13.  "I do not understand you."
>      "Then we are on very unequal terms, for I understand you perfectly
> well."
>      "Me? yes; I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible."
> >>"Bother.  This sounds rather like Jane Austen, but I don't recall it in
> any
> of the ones I've read, which leads me to guess that it may be in "Mansefield
> Park", the only one I haven't read yet."

Northanger Abbey.  Catherine talking to her beau.  Her delightful beau
who criticizes the over-usage of "nice". :)

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