“neither of us perform to strangers”

Black and White Line Drawings by C.E. Brock

From 1895 Macmillan edition of Pride and Prejudice

“I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.”

“My fingers,” said Elizabeth, “do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women’s do. They have not the same force or rapidity, and do not produce the same expression. But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault—because I will not take the trouble of practising. It is not that I do not believe my fingers as capable as any other woman’s of superior execution.”

Darcy smiled and said, “You are perfectly right. You have employed your time much better. No one admitted to the privilege of hearing you can think anything wanting. We neither of us perform to strangers.”

Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen


2 thoughts on ““neither of us perform to strangers”

  1. Olá, sou estudante brasileiro e faço mestrado em direito da propriedade intelectual na Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Maceió/Alagoas/Brasil).

    Estou escrevendo sobre as limitações quanto ao uso da cópia privada e gostaria de fazer um estudo comparado, levando-se em consideração o funcionamento da AGECOP em Portugal.

    Para tanto, gostaria de saber como faço para ter acesso ao Guia Prático, pois na página oficial da internet não estou conseguindo fazer o dowload.

    Vocês poderiam me enviar para este e-mail o guia prático e quaisquer outros documentos, textos que informem sobre o funcionamento da AGECOP?

    Muito obrigado.

    Petrúcio Lopes Casado Filho.


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