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1. Marianne muses on Edward and Elinor's relationship:
"How strange this is! what can be the meaning of it! But the whole of their behaviour to each other has been unaccountable! How cold, how ________ were their last adieus! How languid their conversation the last evening of their being together". Choose the word for the blank.
Hint: They made music together?
2. Willoughby as seen by Elinor and her mother, having carried Marianne home: "Elinor and her mother rose up in amazement at their entrance, and while the eyes of both were fixed on him with an evident wonder and a secret admiration which equally sprung from his appearance, he apologized for his intrusion by relating its cause, in a manner so frank and so ________ that his person, which was uncommonly handsome, received additional charms from his voice and expression." Fill in the blank.
3. Willoughby as seen by Marianne:
"Marianne herself had seen less of his person that the rest," "But she had seen enough of him to join in all the admiration of the others, and with an energy which always adorned her praise. His person and air were equal to what her fancy had ever drawn for the hero of a favourite story; and in his carrying her into the house with so little previous formality, there was a ________ of thought which particularly recommended the action to her." Fill in the blank. Hint: Marianne herself makes quick likes and dislikes.
4. Elinor observing Marianne & Willoughby:
"Well, Marianne, for ONE morning I think you have done pretty well. You have already ascertained Mr. Willoughby's opinion in almost every matter of importance. You know what he thinks of Cowper and Scott; you are certain of his estimating their beauties as he ought, and you have received every assurance of his admiring _______ no more than is proper." "Another meeting will suffice to explain his sentiments on picturesque beauty, and second marriages, and then you can have nothing farther to ask."--
Fill in the blank.
5. Sir John Middleton on Willoughby:
"As good a kind of fellow as ever lived, I assure you.
A very decent shot, and there is not a ______ rider in England."
"And is that all you can say for him?" cried Marianne, indignantly. "But what are his manners on more intimate acquaintance? What his pursuits, his talents, and genius?"
Fill in the blank.
Hint: Even more so than Lochinvar?
6. Charlotte Palmer, sister of Lady Middleton, is described by Jane Austen: Fill in the missing word.
"Mrs. Palmer was several years younger than Lady Middleton, and totally unlike her in every respect. She was short and plump, had a very pretty face, and the finest expression of good humour in it that could possibly be." "She came in with a _____, _____d all the time of her visit, except when she laughed, and _____d when she went away."
7. Charlotte Palmer's husband is above his company intellectually: Fill in the blank.
"Her husband was a grave looking young man of five or six and twenty, with an air of more fashion and _______ than his wife, but of less willingness to please or be pleased. He entered the room with a look of self-consequence, slightly bowed to the ladies, without speaking a word, and, after briefly surveying them and their apartments, took up a newspaper from the table, and continued to read it as long as he staid."
8. Lucy Steele reports to Elinor of her engagement to Edward Ferrars:
"It was there (near Plymouth) our acquaintance begun, for my sister and me was often staying with my uncle, and it was there our engagement was formed, though not till a year after he had quitted as a _____;" "Though you do not know him so well as me, Miss Dashwood, you must have seen enough of him to be sensible he is very capable of making a woman sincerely attached to him.'
'Certainly,' answered Elinor, without knowing what she said; "
Hint: What the eye doesn't see?
9. Marianne does not tolerate the Steeles:
"Marianne, who had never much toleration for any thing like _________, vulgarity, inferiority of parts, or even difference of taste from herself, was at this time particularly ill-disposed, from the state of her spirits, to be pleased with the Miss Steeles, or to encourage their advances;" Fill in the blank.
10. Jane Austen sums up the affairs of Willoughby:
"Willoughby could not hear of her marriage (Marianne with Colonel Brandon) without a pang; and his punishment was soon afterwards complete in the voluntary forgiveness of Mrs. Smith, who, by stating his marriage with a woman of character, as the source of her clemency, gave him reason for believing that had he behaved with honour towards Marianne, he might at once have been happy and _____ ." Fill in the blank.
Source: Author jeremyb
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