Her heart was devoted to Willoughby, and the fond attachment
to Norland, which she brought with her from Sussex, was more likely to be softened than she had thought it possible before, by the charms which his society bestowed on her present home.
More than seven years were gone since this little history of sorrowful interest had reached its close; and time had softened down much, perhaps nearly all of peculiar attachment
to him, but she had been too dependent on time alone; no aid had been given in change of place (except in one visit to Bath soon after the rupture), or in any novelty or enlargement of society.
I believe that the knowledge of your attachment
naturally aroused his curiosity to see the object of it, and that Mrs.
The amiable M'Kenrie, whose modesty as he afterwards assured us had been the only reason of his having so long concealed the violence of his affection for Janetta, on receiving this Billet flew on the wings of Love to Macdonald-Hall, and so powerfully pleaded his Attachment
to her who inspired it, that after a few more private interveiws, Sophia and I experienced the satisfaction of seeing them depart for Gretna-Green, which they chose for the celebration of their Nuptials, in preference to any other place although it was at a considerable distance from Macdonald-Hall.
She was hungry for them--even a little fierce in her attachment
. She did not want them to be wholly "children of the pavement," she always said when begging to have them for a space.
I have reason to imagine she did receive serious proposals from Sir James, but her removing to Langford immediately on the discovery of his attachment
, must acquit her on that article with any mind of common candour.
This is in the supposition of his attachment
continuing what it now is; but I do not know that I expect it will; I do not look upon him to be quite the sort of man I do not altogether build upon his steadiness or constancy.
Briggs coincided as usual, and the "previous attachment
" was then discussed in conjectures.
Relating to more general interests, they will be less apt to come home to the feelings of the people; and, in proportion, less likely to inspire an habitual sense of obligation, and an active sentiment of attachment
These were not expressions to do Fanny any good; for though she read in too much haste and confusion to form the clearest judgment of Miss Crawford's meaning, it was evident that she meant to compliment her on her brother's attachment
, and even to appear to believe it serious.
Many considerations, besides those suggested on a former occasion, seem to place it beyond doubt that the first and most natural attachment
of the people will be to the governments of their respective States.
The following conversation, which took place between the two friends in the pump-room one morning, after an acquaintance of eight or nine days, is given as a specimen of their very warm attachment
, and of the delicacy, discretion, originality of thought, and literary taste which marked the reasonableness of that attachment