Oh My Word

tranquillised: free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm: a tranquil country place.

{concerning Harriet’s cold} Emma, who was not really at all frightened herself, tranquillised this excess of apprehension by assurances of Mrs. Goddard’s experience and care; but as there must still remain a degree of uneasiness which she could not wish to reason away, which she would rather feed and assist than not, she added soon afterwards—as if quite another subject…..” Emma, Chapter 13, Book 1

caprice: a tendency to change one’s mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality;

{Emma speaking} But she {Frank Churchill’s aunt} is so fond of the nephew: he is so very great a favourite. Now, according to my idea of Mrs. Churchill, it would be most natural, that while she makes no sacrifice for the comfort of the husband, to whom she owes every thing, while she exercises incessant caprice towards him, she should frequently be governed by the nephew, to whom she owes nothing at all.” Emma, Chapter 14, Book 1

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