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" It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. "
Pride and Prejudice - Page 1
by Jane Austen - 1918 - 401 pages
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The Man of Honour, and The Reclaimed ...

Henry Mackenzie - 1836
...existed intentions of a certain description, which would probably ere long be brought to an issue. " It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."* Mr. D , one of this genus, and " his own son," had been a constant object of interest to mothers and...
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The Living Age, Volume 295

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1917
...way on moxt occasions, but it may well be doubted whether any novel starts quite so happily as this: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" — after which delightful touch of irony we are immediately introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, who...
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Jane Austen and her works, by Sarah Tytler

Henrietta Keddie - 1880
...out. Let her own works follow her. JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS, AND JANE AUSTEN. "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE."* I. T is a truth universally acknowledged that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Such is the lively sentence with which " Pride and Prejudice " begins. Then the author proceeds to...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 5-6

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1880
...heart was too full, her breath too much oppressed. A Family Scene. — From 'Pride and Prejudice.'1 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortuue must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of sucli a man may be...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 55

Edward Livermore Burlingame - 1914
...ways removed from the uncomplicated state of society reflected in Jane Austen's novels — when it was "a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" — so much so, indeed, "that he is regarded as the rightful property" of one of his neighbor's daughters....
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About Men: what Women Have Said

Calendars - 1895 - 189 pages
...one tbing, wbicb a man can ahvavs to, if be cbooses, an^ tbat is, bis 6utg. Emma. februain? Jfirst It is a. truth universally acknowledged, that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Pride and Prejudice. SeconO Dag. It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse...
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Specimens of Narration

William Tenney Brewster - English language - 1895 - 209 pages
...however, are both these objects better illustrated than in the opening words of Pride and Prejudice, " It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife ; " '" and in no narrative of fact better than in Macaulay's History of England. The opening. Suspense...
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Men in Epigram: Views of Maids, Wives, Widows, and Other Amateurs and ...

Epigrams - 1899 - 228 pages
...interesting, there must be between them enjoyment, remembrance, or desire. SEBASTIEN ROCH NICOLAS CHAMFORT. IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. JANE AUSTEN. MEN marry to make an end ; women, to make a beginning. * ANTOINE DUPUY. THE greatest misfortune...
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Beginnings of Rhetoric and Composition: Including Practical Exercises in English

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1902 - 522 pages
...born to be a heroine," is a key to the book. So is the first sentence of " Pride and Prejudice," — " It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Arrangement. — A careful writer having decided on his central idea, or, as we may say, on-the end...
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Masters of the English novel: a study of principles and personalities

Richard Burton - English fiction - 1909 - 357 pages
...during the closing years of the eighteenth century. The opening sentence of her masterpiece reads : " It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single...possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Needless to say that " universally " here is applicable to a tiny area of earth observed by a most...
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