She was known as the "masterful miniaturist"; wrote "Pride and Prejudice," 1813; "Sense and Sensibility," 1811.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
But Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is a part of an Englishman's constitution. His thoughts and beauties are so spread abroad that one touches them everywhere; one is intimate with him by instinct.
It does not appear to me that my hand is unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can offer would be any other than highly desirable.
How can you contrive to write so even?
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.