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|I am quite roasted
Written by Robbin
(4/27/2008 10:56 p.m.)
Who can this be? very likely the worthy Coles. Upon my word, this is charming to be standing about among such friends! And such a noble fire! I am quite roasted. No coffee, I thank you, for me -- never take coffee. A little tea if you please, sir, by and bye, -- no hurry -- Oh! here it comes. Everything so good!" (Chapter 38)
Miss Bates entry to the ball and her very long tirade of conservation made me laugh and laugh. When she said she was roasted all I could think of was those dinners where they “roast” people—from Dr. Johnson’s, To roast: …in common conversation, to jeer or banter.
"Such a home, indeed! such an aunt!" said Emma, as she turned back into the hall again. "I do pity you. And the more sensibility you betray of their just horrors, the more I shall like you." (Chapter 42)
Miss Bates is occasionally roasted by Emma. Emma criticizes Miss Bates a lot. Emma mocks Miss Bates in Chapter 26 to Mrs. Weston and she even approves of Jane Fairfax when Emma construed she was tired of her aunt in Chapter 42. I do not propose Emma is completely merciless about it however. Anyway it struck me as funny. (;D)
Any more LOL lines?
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