Oh my word

I don’t know about you but I think I’m over this book. I’ve been done reading it for a month or more now. Guess I didn’t realize how long it would take to go through it but it’s been awhile! In the meantime, I finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo {it’s a HUGE book and nothing like the movie, of course}, Silas Marner {which was really good} and am currently trying to get through Middlemarch. It’s a tough one. I usually read a chapter before bed. One because that’s usually the only time I have to read and two, it makes me super sleepy. haha.Here’s the last two words from Emma:

Volubility: characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent; glib; talkative

Emma seriously hoped she would. She had a moment’s fear of Miss Bates keeping away from her. But Miss Bates soon came—”Very happy and obliged”—but Emma’s conscience told her that there was not the same cheerful volubility as before—less ease of look and manner. A very friendly inquiry after Miss Fairfax, she hoped, might lead the way to a return of old feelings. The touch seemed immediate.” Emma, Book 3, Chapter 8

Palpable: readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, obvious

Emma could not doubt. It was a palpable display, repeated on every possible occasion. When they had all talked a little while in harmony of the weather and Mrs. Weston, she found herself abruptly addressed with, {Miss Bates speaking} “Do not you think, Miss Woodhouse, our saucy little friend here is charmingly recovered?—Do not you think her cure does Perry the highest credit?—(here was a side-glance of great meaning at Jane.)” Emma, Book 3, Chapter 16


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