Monday, June 8, 2015

Darcy and Elizabeth on their defects

"There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil—a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
"And YOUR defect is to hate everybody."
"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, ch. 11 (colloquy between Elizabeth and Darcy)

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