It will be an education for the child, said I, only being with her cousins; if Miss Lee taught her nothing, she would learn to be good and clever from them.
Norris thought with greater satisfaction of their benevolent plan; and it was pretty soon decided between them that, though far from clever, she showed a tractable disposition, and seemed likely to give them little trouble.
And remember that, if you are ever so forward and clever yourselves, you should always be modest; for, much as you know already, there is a great deal more for you to learn.
He knew her to be clever, to have a quick apprehension as well as good sense, and a fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
The sisters, handsome, clever, and encouraging, were an amusement to his sated mind; and finding nothing in Norfolk to equal the social pleasures of Mansfield, he gladly returned to it at the time appointed, and was welcomed thither quite as gladly by those whom he came to trifle with further.
Mansfield Park, CHAPTER XII Context
Sir Thomas felt as an anxious father must feel, and was indeed experiencing much of the agitation which his wife had been apprehensive of for herself, but had fortunately escaped.
Mansfield Park, CHAPTER XXI Context
He is a clever man, a reading man; and I confess, that I do consider his attaching himself to her with some surprise.
Women of that class have great opportunities, and if they are intelligent may be well worth listening to.
Her distress returned, however, on perceiving smiles and intelligent glances pass between two or three of the lady visitors, as if they believed themselves quite in the secret.
Their eyes were immediately wandering up in the street in quest of the officers, and nothing less than a very smart bonnet indeed, or a really new muslin in a shop window, could recall them.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 15 Context
But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 6 Context
Phillips, was an amiable, intelligent, elegant woman, and a great favourite with all her Longbourn nieces.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 25 Context
There was a something in her countenance which made him listen with an apprehensive and anxious attention, while she added:.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 41 Context
She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything: her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.
Sense and Sensibility, CHAPTER 1 Context
Their tendency is gross and illiberal; and if their construction could ever be deemed clever, time has long ago destroyed all its ingenuity.
Sense and Sensibility, CHAPTER 9 Context
Like half the rest of the world, if more than half there be that are clever and good, Marianne, with excellent abilities and an excellent disposition, was neither reasonable nor candid.
Sense and Sensibility, CHAPTER 31 Context
I know very well that Colonel Brandon is not old enough to make his friends yet apprehensive of losing him in the course of nature.
Sense and Sensibility, CHAPTER 8 Context
With apprehensive caution therefore it was revealed, and he was listened to with unexpected calmness.
Sense and Sensibility, CHAPTER 50 Context
Like most clever criminals, he may be too confident in his own cleverness and imagine that he has completely deceived us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets Context
They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 52. Toxicology Context