Jane Austen quote about woman from Pride and Prejudice - I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.
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I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic woman eyes prettiness
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/1342-h.htm

Context

“The insipidity, and yet the noise—the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all those people! What would I give to hear your strictures on them!"
"Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you. My mind was more agreeably engaged. I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."
Miss Bingley immediately fixed her eyes on his face, and desired he would tell her what lady had the credit of inspiring such reflections. Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity:
"Miss Elizabeth Bennet."” source

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