engagements


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Yes, for I am unable to keep my engagement with you.
THE narrative returns to South Morden, and follows the events which attended Isabel's marriage engagement.
We shall have great difficulty in finding persons of character and capacity to accept a temporary engagement of that sort, if we try in London.
May you never know what my withdrawal from our engagement has cost me
She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
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.
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.
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.
Princess Mary was the same as always, but beneath her sympathy for her brother, Pierre noticed her satisfaction that the engagement had been broken off.
His air and voice recovered their usual briskness: he shook her heartily and gratefully by the hand, and entered on the subject in a manner to prove, that he now only wanted time and persuasion to think the engagement no very bad thing.