"Ah! poor Miss Taylor! 'Tis a sad business."
Volume One Chapter Two
"What sort of looking man is Mr. Martin?"
"My picture!--But he has left my picture in Bond-street."
A Hartfield edition of Shakespeare would have a long note on that passage."
Emma could not have desired a more spirited rejection of Mr. Martin's prose
Volume One Chapter Thirteen
"Mr. Elton in love with me!--What an idea!"
"Yes--I imagined--that is--I did not--"
"Are you expecting Miss Fairfax here soon?"
"And how did you think Miss Fairfax looking?"
"Did you see her often at Weymouth? Were you often in the same society?"
"Yes--(rather hesitatingly)--I believe I do."
"Perhaps Miss Fairfax has never been staying here so long before."
"What do you say to Mrs. Dixon?"
"Oh! if I could but play as well as you and Miss Fairfax!"
"They told me---that Mr. Martin dined with them last Saturday."
"I hope Mrs. Bates and Miss Fairfax are--"
"I am going to Kingston. Can I do anything for you?"
"Mrs. Cole has servants to send. Can I do any thing for you?"
We must not allow them to be verified in sweet Jane Fairfax."
"So you have been settling that I should marry Jane Fairfax?"
"Must I go first? I really am ashamed of always leading the way."
"Difference! No indeed I am not."
Mr. and Mrs. Elton appeared; and all the smiles and the proprieties passed
"How do you like Mrs. Elton?" said Emma in a whisper
"Whom are you going to dance with?" asked Mr. Knightley
"No--I shall not stir. I shall sit by you. You are my best cure."
"Don't say I was cross. I was fatigued. The heat overcame me."
"What two letters!--express perfection! I am sure I do not know."
"Very well. I undertake the commission. You shall have a charming wife."
"So very kind!" replied Miss Bates. "But you are always kind."
"Where--may I ask?--is Miss Fairfax going?"
"You spent the evening with Mrs. Elton?"
"And when is Miss Fairfax to leave you?"
"Jane Fairfax!--Good God! You are not serious? You do not mean it?"
"And cannot you call me `George' now?"
"Oh! no--what an impudent dog I was!--How could I dare--"