As part of my day job I am putting together 365 Jane Austen quotes for a 'Quote A Day' app. Searching lesser known works I have just come across this passage from 'The Three Sisiters' and it made me giggle so much I thought I would share it with you!
"And is your Courting so soon over?" said Sophy.
"Courting! (replied Mary) we have been quarrelling. Watts is such a Fool! I hope I shall never see him again."
"I am afraid you will, (said I) as he dines here today. But what has been your dispute?"
"Why, only because I told him that I had seen a Man much handsomer than he was this Morning, he flew into a great Passion and called me a Vixen, so I only stayed to tell him I thought him a Blackguard and came away.""Short and sweet; (said Sophy)