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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.
Excuse me, for I must speak plainly. If you, my dear father, will not take the trouble of checking her exuberant spirits, and of teaching her that her present pursuits are not to be the business of her life, she will soon be beyond the reach of amendment. Her character will be fixed, and she will, at sixteen, be the most determined flirt that ever made herself or her family ridiculous; a flirt, too, in the worst and meanest degree of flirtation; without any attraction beyond youth and a tolerable person; and, from the ignorance
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.
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