“(Reblogged from thelifeguardlibrarian)
Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
I don’t know, one of the saddest passages written?
Oh that Jane Austen, just silly fluffy novels she wrote…