The part you may be thinking of...
Posted by Cyndie on April 10, 1998 at 11:38:03:
In response to Northanger Abbey, written by Bonny on April 10, 1998 at 08:20:39
] I am convinced that Jane Austen somewhere wrote words to the effect of " an attachment between two people always(often?) arises from a slight preference on one side and gratitude on the other" Because of it's so applicable to NA, I always associated it with this book - but it's not there. So where did I get this idea?
I think this paragraph from Henry's proposal to Catherine may be the part you were thinking of...
From Chapter 30 of Northanger Abbey I quote...
"...Though Henry was now sincerely attached to her - though he felt and delighted in all the excellencies of her character, and truly loved her society - I must confess that his affection originated in nothing better than gratitude; or, in other words, that a persuasion of her partiality for him had been the only cause of giving her a serious thought."
- But you left out the funniest part THe Mysterious H.C. 20:47:25 4/10/98 (1)
- Thanks for adding JA's "dreadul" remarks on her "heroine" (nfm) Lea 21:27:07 4/10/98 (0)
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