P&P coverThe first six passages quoted on Twitter from @sueannbowling from June 6 through June 12, 2013 were from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Spellings are from the Oxford University Press edition.

“I am not afraid, for though I am the youngest, I am the tallest.” Lydia, after her mother says that she thinks Bingley will dance with her at the next ball. (This is before anyone but Mr. Bennett has even seen Bingley.)

“Affectation of candour is common enough;–one meets it everywhere.” Elizabeth speaking to Jane after the first ball, commenting on her sister’s ability to see everyone in the best light.

“In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better shew more affection that she feels.” Charlotte Lucas to Elizabeth as they are discussing Jane’s liking for Bingley, which is well concealed.

“Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.” Darcy, commenting on Bingley’s writing so rapidly that his handwriting is unreadable.

“The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor.” Darcy to Bingley, later in the same conversation.

“We can all plague and punish one another.” Elizabeth to Caroline Bingley, after Darcy makes a remark about their walking about the room together.

“They’ll be more than happy to take good Confederation credits.” Sue Ann Bowling, “Horse Power.” Roi has been wondering where he could rent a bicycle, and Amber is pointing him to the mechanic’s shop across the street.