Book quote of the day

Posted: May 12, 2012 in Book Quotes
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“It was badly done, indeed! You, whom she had known from an infant, whom she had seen grow up from a period when her notice was an honour, to have you now, in thoughtless spirits, and the pride of the moment, laugh at her, humble her–and before her niece, too–and before others, many of whom (certainly some,) would be entirely guided by your treatment of her.–This is not pleasant to you, Emma–and it is very far from pleasant to me; but I must, I will,–I will tell you truths while I can.”

– Mr Knightley, “Emma” by Jane Austen

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  1. My favorite thing about this quote is that I knew who was speaking from the first line, “It was badly done, indeed!” And I sighed, ‘Oh Mr. Knightley.’ Thanks for posting it, this seen is one of my favorites, so sad, so brutal, so kind, and so awesome.

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