lunes, 2 de septiembre de 2013
Las mejores frases de Orgullo y Prejuicio: Cap. 58. La prodigiosa segunda declaración de Darcy…The miracle second proposal of Darcy
(Lizzy) Mr. Darcy, I am a very selfish creature; and, for the sake of giving relief to my own feelings, care not how much I may be wounding yours’.
(Lizzy) I can no longer help thanking you for your unexampled kindness to my poor sister. Ever since I have known it, I have been most anxious to acknowledge to you how gratefully I feel it.
(Lizzy) Were it known to the rest of my family, I should not have merely my own gratitude to express.
(Darcy) I did not know Mrs. Gardiner was so little to be trusted.
(Darcy) If you will thank me, let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements which led me on, I shall not attempt to deny. But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you.
(Darcy) You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one Word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.
… he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do.
… There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said.
(Darcy) What did you say of me that I did not deserve?.... my behaviour to you at the time had merited the severest reproof. I cannot think of it without abhorrence.
(Lizzy) but since then, we have both, I hope, improved in civility.
(Darcy) You know not, you can scarcely conceive, how they have tortured me
(Darcy) as you said that I could not have addressed you in any possible way that would induce you to accept me.
(Darcy) Did the letter make you think better of me?
(Lizzy) You must learn of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
(Darcy) As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper
… dearest, loveliest Elizabeth…
… You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased…
(Darcy) And what will you think of my vanity? I believed you to be wishing, expecting my addresses.
(Darcy) I hoped to obtain your forgiveness by letting you see that your reproofs had been atended to.
(Lizzy) She remembered that he had yet to learn to be laughed at, and it was rather too early to begin.
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