Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Daily Dose of Emma: 1

I have been reading Emma lately and find myself with lots of thoughts and quotes to share.  Instead of gathering them all up for one big post, though, I'm just going to publish them at random-- one quote per day.  It will be a lot easier on ME, and hopefully provide some diversion in your day. And hopefully, open up some fun discussion!

"Mrs. Weston was exceedingly disappointed--much more disappointed, in fact, than her husband, though her dependence on seeing the young man had been so much more sober: but a sanguine temper, though forever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. It soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again."
When I'm not reading Jane Austen, I forget about these little "SO TRUE" moments that one happens upon so frequently.
"For half an hour Mr. Weston was surprized and sorry; but then he began to perceive that Frank's coming two or three months later would be a much better plan..... {etc} 
"These feelings rapidly restored his comfort, while Mrs Weston, of a more apprehensive disposition, foresaw nothing but a repetition of of excuses and delays; and after all her concern for what her husband was to suffer, suffered a great deal more herself."
I wonder what personality type Mrs Weston is? Maybe ISFJ? ;)

1 comment:

jessica prescott said...

I am POSITIVE Mrs. Weston is an ISFJ ;-)

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