16 apr. 2016

Beautiful because...

Catherine, meanwhile, undisturbed by presentiments of such an evil, or of any evil at all, except that of having but a short set to dance down, enjoyed her usual happiness with Henry Tilney, listening with sparkling eyes to everything he said; and in finding him irresistible, becoming so herself.

(Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey)

14 feb. 2016


`Well`, said Crawford, after a course of rapid questions and reluctant answers - ` I am happier than I was, because now I understand more clearly your opinion of me. You think me - easily swayed by the whim of the moment - easily tempted - easily put aside. With such an opinion, no wonder that - but we shall see. It is not by protestations that I shall endeavour to convince you that I am wronged, it is not by telling you that my affections are steady. My conduct shall speak for me - absence, distance, time shall speak for me. They shall prove that as far as you can be deserved by anybody, I do deserve you. You are infinitely my superior in merit; all that I know. You have qualities which I had not before supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you, beyond what - not merely beyond what one sees, because one never sees anything like it - but beyond what one fancies might be. But still I am not frightened. It is not by equality of merit that you can be won. That is out of the question. It is he who sees and worships your merit the strongest, who loves you more devotedly, that has the best right to a return. There I build my confidence. By that right I do and will deserve you; and when once convinced that my attachment is what I declare it, I know you too well not to entertain the warmest hopes - Yes, dearest, sweetest Fanny - nay (seeing her draw back displeased), forgive me. Perhaps I have as yet no right - but by what other name can I call you? Do you suppose you are ever present in my imagination under any other? No, it is "Fanny" that I think of all day, and dream of all night. You have given the name such reality of sweetness, that nothing else can now be descriptive of you.` (Henry Crawford to Fanny Price)

(Jane Austen - Mansfield Park)

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31 ian. 2016

Excerpts from my Bible ... (8)

Moise i-a zis: „Dacă nu mergi Tu Însuţi cu noi, nu ne lăsa să plecăm de aici. Cum se va şti că am căpătat trecere înaintea Ta, eu şi poporul Tău? Oare nu când vei merge Tu cu noi şi când prin aceasta vom fi deosebiţi, eu şi poporul Tău, de toate popoarele de pe faţa pământului?”  Domnul a zis lui Moise: „Voi face şi ceea ce-mi ceri acum, căci ai căpătat trecere înaintea Mea şi te cunosc pe nume!(Exod 33:15-17)

*Biblia - traducerea Cornilescu  

10 ian. 2016

Pride and Prejudice (3)

” I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.” (Elizabeth Bennet future Darcy)

(Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice)

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8 ian. 2016

Pride and Prejudice (2)

”However he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were.”
”And so ended his affection”, said Elizabeth impatiently .”There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!
”I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love,” said Darcy.
Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.(Charles Bingley, Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy)

(Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice)

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7 ian. 2016

Pride and Prejudice (1)

”His pride”, said Miss Lucas,”does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it. One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family fortune, everything in his favor, should think highly of himself. If I may so express it, he has a right to be proud.”
”That is very true”, replied Elizabeth,”and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
”Pride”, observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections,”is a very common failing I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” ( Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth Bennet, Mary Bennet)

(Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice)

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