I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.
 Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868). copy citation

Author Louisa May Alcott
Source Little Women
Topic coffee compliments
Date 1868
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/514/514-h/514-h.htm


“You have seen it on dozens of girls, and you never found out that it was pretty till now—stupide!"
"I never saw it on you before, which accounts for the mistake, you see."
"None of that, it is forbidden. I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now. No, don't lounge, it makes me nervous."
Laurie sat bold upright, and meekly took her empty plate feeling an odd sort of pleasure in having 'little Amy' order him about, for she had lost her shyness now, and felt an irrestible desire to trample on him, as girls have a delightful way of doing when lords of creation show any signs of subjection.” source

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