Jane Austen quote about love from Northanger Abbey - The very first day that Morland came to us last Christmas—the very first moment I beheld him—my heart was irrecoverably gone.
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The very first day that Morland came to us last Christmas—the very first moment I beheld him—my heart was irrecoverably gone.
 Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (1817). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Northanger Abbey
Topic love sight heart
Date 1817
Language English
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“This was a pitch of friendship beyond Catherine.
«You are so like your dear brother,» continued Isabella, «that I quite doted on you the first moment I saw you. But so it always is with me; the first moment settles everything. The very first day that Morland came to us last Christmas—the very first moment I beheld him—my heart was irrecoverably gone. I remember I wore my yellow gown, with my hair done up in braids; and when I came into the drawing-room, and John introduced him, I thought I never saw anybody so handsome before.»
Here Catherine secretly acknowledged the power of love; for, though exceedingly fond of her brother, and partial to all his endowments, she had never in her life thought him handsome.” source

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