To celebrate finishing my Emma reread today, I present some quotes.
The real evils indeed of Emma’s situation were the power of having rather too much of her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments.
mizzle – to rain lightly or drizzle
“Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through – and very good lists they were – very well chosen, and very neatly arranged – sometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen – I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit, that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made a good list now. But I have done with expecting any course of steady reading from Emma.” – Mr. Knightley
come-at-able – easily accessible and obtainable
“I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to ‘Yes,’ she ought to say ‘No’ directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart.” – Emma
valetudinarian – habitual invalid, from the Latin valetudo
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” – Emma
Emma must submit to stand second to Mrs. Elton, though she had always considered the ball as peculiarly for her. It was almost enough to make her think of marrying.
“Oh! I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.” -Emma