Pride and Prejudice

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First Gentleman. You do not meet a man but frowns: our bloods No more obey the heavens than our courtiers Still seem as does the king. Second Gentleman. But what's the matter? His daughter, and the heir of's kingdom, whom He purposed to his wife's sole son—a widow That late he married—hath referr'd herself Unto a poor but worthy gentleman: she's wedded; Her husband banish'd; she imprison'd: all 10 Is outward sorrow; though I think the king Be touch'd at very heart. None but the king? He that hath lost her too; so is the queen, That most desired the match; but not a courtier, 15 Although they wear their faces to the bent Of the king's look's, hath a heart that is not Glad at the thing they scowl at. And why so?

Fletcher's road, ye idle, lounging, little— Beggar, I think the woman Sally Watkins, once my nurse , was available to say, but she changed her mind. My father and I equally glanced round, surprised at her abnormal reticence of epithets; but when the lad addressed turned, fixed his eyes on each of us for a moment, and made way for us, we ceased to wonder. Ragged, cloudy, and miserable as he was, the poor boy looked anything but a vagabond. Keep close to the barrage, and there will be shelter a sufficient amount both for us and thee, alleged my father, as he pulled my little hand-carriage into the alley, below cover, from the pelting rain. The lad, with a grateful look, deposit out a hand likewise, and hard-pressed me further in.

A maiden came to an olde Grocer to buy some virgin-wax, the Grocer at that instant was pounding a little something in a morter: then thus he answered: Hold heer faire maid this pestle if you please but at the same time as for Virgin wax, the Deu'l a whit haue I this many a day. A Gentlewoman being demanded whether shee lou'd her sons or her daughters best, she answered, her daughters: A Gent. A woman in annoy said, what I pray yee doe you doubt of my honestie: Denial answered th'other, for it neuer stood in my way. I hope I was neuer dishonest with you, so as to you should thus commend mee ahead of all this good companie.

She was a lady of such an ungovernable spirit and fiery temper, such a loud-tongued scold, that she was known in Padua by no erstwhile name than Katharine the Shrew. It seemed very unlikely, indeed impossible, so as to any gentleman would ever be bring into being who would venture to marry this lady, and therefore Baptista was a good deal blamed for deferring his consent en route for many excellent offers that were made to her gentle sister Bianca, putting off all Bianca's suitors with this excuse, that when the eldest sister was fairly off his bands they should have free leave to adopt young Bianca. It happened, however, so as to a gentleman, named Petruchio, came en route for Padua purposely to look out designed for a wife, who, nothing discouraged as a result of these reports of Katharine's temper, after that hearing she was rich and abundant, resolved upon marrying this famous termagant, and taming her into a compliant and manageable wife. And truly no one was so fit to set a propos this herculean labor as Petruchio, whose spirit was as high as Katharine's, and he was a witty after that most happy-tempered humorist, and withal accordingly wise, and of such a accurate judgment, that he well knew how to feign a passionate and angry deportment when his spirits were accordingly calm that himself could have laughed merrily at his own angry feigning, for his natural temper was absent-minded and easy; the boisterous airs he assumed when he became the companion of Katharine being but in sport, or, more properly speaking, affected as a result of his excellent discernment, as the barely means to overcome, in her accept way, the passionate ways of the furious Katharine.


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