Pride and Prejudice blogfestThese are contexts of the quotes tweeted from @sueannbowling from September 5 through September 11, 2013. All but the last are from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.

“Adieu to disappointment and spleen.” Elizabeth after the Gardiners have invited her to accompany them on a pleasure tour.

cover, Pride and Prejudice“I must have my share in the conversation, if you are speaking of music.” Lady Catherine de Burgh, interrupting a conversation between Elizabeth and Colonel Fitzwilliam.

“We neither of us perform to strangers.” Darcy’s comment to Elizabeth, referring to her playing and singing, and to his own conversational abilities. (At Rosings, before the first proposal.)

“He likes to have his own way very well.” Col. Fitzwilliam, speaking of Darcy to Elizabeth.

“Our habits of expense make us too dependant.” Col Fitzwilliam, explaining why as a younger son he must marry for money.

“Disguise of every sort is my abhorrence.” Darcy, justifying the wording of his proposal to Elizabeth at Rosings.

“That is a true masterpiece of both understatement and forbearance.” Homecoming, by Sue Ann Bowling. Lai, speaking of Davy’s comment that the people on his planet weren’t very tolerant.