日期:2016-07-11 I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-07-08 A few months ago I was nominated for Governor of the great state of New York, to run against Mr. John T. Smith and Mr. Blank J. Blank on an independent ticket. I somehow felt that I had one prominent advantage over these gentlemen, and that was--goo... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-06-17 Harriet slept at Hartfield that night. For some weeks past she had been spending more than half her time there, and gradually getting to have a bed-room appropriated to herself; and Emma judged it best in every respect, safest and kindest, to keep h... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-06-17 The very day of Mr. Eltons going to London produced a fresh occasion for Emmas services towards her friend. Harriet had been at Hartfield, as usual, soon after breakfast; and, after a time, had gone home to return again to dinner: she returned, and... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-06-17 Emma could not feel a doubt of having given Harriets fancy a proper direction and raised the gratitude of her young vanity to a very good purpose, for she found her decidedly more sensible than before of Mr. Eltons being a remarkably handsome man, w... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-06-17 I do not know what your opinion may be, Mrs. Weston, said Mr. Knightley, of this great intimacy between Emma and Harriet Smith, but I think it a bad thing. A bad thing! Do you really think it a bad thing?-- why so? I think they will neither of them... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-06-17 Harriet Smiths intimacy at Hartfield was soon a settled thing. Quick and decided in her ways, Emma lost no time in inviting, encouraging, and telling her to come very often; and as their acquaintance increased, so did their satisfaction in each othe... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-06-17 Mr. Woodhouse was fond of society in his own way. He liked very much to have his friends come and see him; and from various united causes, from his long residence at Hartfield, and his good nature, from his fortune, his house, and his daughter, he c... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 Mr. Weston was a native of Highbury, and born of a respectable family, which for the last two or three generations had been rising into gentility and property. He had received a good education, but, on succeeding early in life to a small independenc... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. She was t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 The fortunes of those who have figured in this tale are nearly closed. The little that remains to their historian to relate, is told in few and simple words. Before three months had passed, Rose Fleming and Harry Maylie were married in the village c... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 The court was paved, from floor to roof, with human faces. Inquisitive and eager eyes peered from every inch of space. From the rail before the dock, away into the sharpest angle of the smallest corner in the galleries, all looks were fixed upon one... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 The events narrated in the last chapter were yet but two days old, when Oliver found himself, at three oclock in the afternoon, in a travelling-carriage rolling fast towards his native town. Mrs. Maylie, and Rose, and Mrs. Bedwin, and the good docto... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 Near to that part of the Thames on which the church at Rotherhithe abuts, where the buildings on the banks are dirtiest and the vessels on the river blackest with the dust of colliers and the smoke of close-built low-roofed houses, there exists the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 The twilight was beginning to close in, when Mr. Brownlow alighted from a hackney-coach at his own door, and knocked softly. The door being opened, a sturdy man got out of the coach and stationed himself on one side of the steps, while another man,... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 THE FLIGHT OF SIKES Of all bad deeds that, under cover of the darkness, had been committed within wide Londons bounds since night hung over it, that was the worst. Of all the horrors that rose with an ill scent upon the morning air, that was the fou... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-05-05 It was nearly two hours before day-break; that time which in the autumn of the year, may be truly called the dead of night; when the streets are silent and deserted; when even sounds appear to slumber, and profligacy and riot have staggered home to... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-04-05 The church clocks chimed three quarters past eleven, as two figures emerged on London Bridge. One, which advanced with a swift and rapid step, was that of a woman who looked eagerly about her as though in quest of some expected object; the other fig... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-04-05 The old man was up, betimes, next morning, and waited impatiently for the appearance of his new associate, who after a delay that seemed interminable, at length presented himself, and commenced a voracious assault on the breakfast. Bolter, said Fagi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-04-05 Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind. She remembered that both the crafty Jew and the brutal Sikes had... 阅读全文>>

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