“It always puts me in mind of the country that Emily and her father travelled through, in The Mysteries of Udolpho. But you never read novels, I dare say?»
«Because they are not clever enough for you—gentlemen read better books.» «The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
I have read all Mrs. Radcliffe's works, and most of them with great pleasure. The Mysteries of Udolpho, when I had once begun it, I could not lay down again; I remember finishing it in two days—my hair standing on end the whole time.»”