“I detest commonplace heroes and moderate sentiments, such as there are in nature.»
«In fact,» observed the clerk, «these works, not touching the heart, miss, it seems to me, the true end of art. It is so sweet, amid all the disenchantments of life, to be able to dwell in thought upon noble characters, pure affections, and pictures of happiness.
For myself, living here far from the world, this is my one distraction; but Yonville affords so few resources.»
«Like Tostes, no doubt,» replied Emma; «and so I always subscribed to a lending library.»”