“She has been wanting me to go and lecture Brooke; and I have reminded her that her friends had a very poor opinion of the match she made when she married me.»
«But look at Casaubon,» said Sir James, indignantly. «He must be fifty, and I don't believe he could ever have been much more than the shadow of a man. Look at his legs!» «Confound you handsome young fellows! you think of having it all your own way in the world. You don't understand women. They don't admire you half so much as you admire yourselves.
Elinor used to tell her sisters that she married me for my ugliness—it was so various and amusing that it had quite conquered her prudence.»
«You! it was easy enough for a woman to love you. But this is no question of beauty.”