Friday, November 06, 2009

First Words (3)

"It is a truth uni­ver­sal­ly ac­knowl­edged, that a sin­gle man in pos­ses­sion of a good for­tune, must be in want of a wife. How­ev­er lit­tle known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first en­ter­ing a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the sur­round­ing families, that he is con­sid­ered the right­ful prop­er­ty of some one or oth­er of their daugh­ters."

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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