A Quote by Jane Austen on pride and prejudice, elizabeth, and mr collins

"I do assure you, Sir, that I have no pretension whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. I would rather be paid the compliment of being believed sincere. I thank you again and again for the honour you have done me in your proposals, but to accept them is absolutely impossible. My feelings in every respect forbid it. Can I speak plainer? Do not consider me now as an elegant female, intending to plague you, but as a rational creature, speaking the truth from her heart."

~Elizabeth rejecting Mr. Collins' proposal

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

Contributed by: Lydia

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