and even supposing her heart again free, is too diffident of himself to believe, that with such a difference of age and disposition he could ever attach her. there, however, he is quite mistaken. his age is only so much beyond hers as to be an advantage, as to make his character and principles fixed;--and his disposition, i am well convinced, is exactly the very one to make your sister happy. and his person, his manners too, are all in his favour. my partiality does not blind me; he certainly is not so handsome as willoughby--but at the same time, there is something much more pleasing in his countenance.
i began to ask myself how people who suited each other so little could please each other so much.
thou wast neuer with mee for any thing, when thou wast not there for the goose.