Thursday: “But if a woman is partial to a man, and does not attempt to conceal it, he must find it out.” Jane Austin. Context? From Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth is talking to Charlotte about whether Bingley has realized Elizabeth’s feelings for him.

Friday: “Anne, at seven and twenty, thought very differently from what she had been made to think at nineteen.” Jane Austin. Context? From Persuasion, regarding how Anne thinks in retrospect of Lady Russell’s advice.

Saturday: “Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” Jane Austin Context? Mansfield Park. Miss Crawford has monopolized Fanny’s horse and is (sort of) excusing herself. Kudos to Tina Dybvik, who properly identified the book.

Sunday: “I have never yet known what it was to separate esteem from love.” Jane Austin. Context? Sense and Sensibility. Mrs Dashwood’s  comment on Edmund, near the beginning of the book.

Monday: “Sir Edward’s great object in life was to be seductive.” Jane Austin. Context? This is from Sanditon, the novel on which Jane Austin was working when she died. It has been published as a fragment, and also as completed by “another lady,” but this statement is in both. I have to say that I find it impossible to read the seduction scene in the completed novel without breaking into laughter.

Tuesday: “I think you are in very great danger of making him as much in love with you as ever.” Jane Austin. Context? From Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth is talking to Jane, after their sister’s escapade and the return of Bingley.

Wednesday: “It was like a big swirling tube over us, with lightning crackling all around the walls.” Bowling. Context? Actually, this is from Tourist Trap, which I hope will be out soon. Flame, Amber and Timi were caught in a tornado that came off the ground just over their heads.