May you never know what my withdrawal from our engagement
has cost me!
He is, moreover, aware that she DOES disapprove the connection, he dares not therefore at present confess to her his engagement
with Marianne, and he feels himself obliged, from his dependent situation, to give into her schemes, and absent himself from Devonshire for a while.
She was persuaded to believe the engagement
a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
"--or if she had wanted to marry the man who calls for Carter Paterson, I should have said the same." Then, with one of those turns that convinced her aunt that she was not mad really and convinced observers of another type that she was not a barren theorist, she added: "Though in the case of Carter Paterson I should want it to be a very long engagement
indeed, I must say."
She refused to write either to Moody or to Lady Lydiard informing them of her engagement
; and she steadily disapproved of Miss Pink's policy of concealment, in the matter of the robbery at Lady Lydiard's house.
If he knows her engagement
, what can he mean by his behaviour?"
Papa was not a rock: he had no other fixity than that fixity of alternating impulses sometimes called habit, and this was altogether unfavorable to his taking the only decisive line of conduct in relation to his daughter's engagement--namely, to inquire thoroughly into Lydgate's circumstances, declare his own inability to furnish money, and forbid alike either a speedy marriage or an engagement
which must be too lengthy.
He had (or pretended that he had) an engagement
to dinner that day--and he took an early leave of us all; intending to go back to London by the first train the next morning.
Fairlie for your departure, before the end of your engagement
, must be that an unforeseen necessity compels you to ask his permission to return at once to London.
Lady Catherine might see him in her way through town; and his engagement
to Bingley of coming again to Netherfield must give way.
As soon as he reached Moscow, Prince Andrew had received from his father Natasha's note to Princess Mary breaking off her engagement
There has been a solemn engagement
between them ever since Octoberformed at Weymouth, and kept a secret from every body.