Quote by Jane Austen
Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship, and in vows of unalterable Love, in which we were secure from being interrupted, by intruding and disagreeable Visistors, as Augustus and Sophia had on their first Entrance in the Neighbourhood, taken due care to inform the surrounding Families, that as their happiness centered wholly in themselves, they wished for no other society.
This quote highlights the joyful and intimate experience shared by two individuals, Augustus and Sophia. Their time together is described as delightful, characterized by the exchange of declarations of friendship and promises of enduring love. The couple has ensured their privacy by informing others in their vicinity that their happiness is complete within themselves, disregarding the need for additional company. This quote emphasizes the importance placed on their exclusive bond and the deliberate choice to keep their relationship distant from any unwanted disruptions.
I tried to imagine him capital-S Somewhere as we prayed, but even then I could not quite convince myself that he and I would be together again. I already knew too many dead people. I knew that time would now pass for me differently then it would for him- that I, like everyone in that room, would go on accumulating loves and losses while he would not. And for me, that was the final and truly unbearable tragedy: Like all the innumerable dead, he'd once and for all been demoted from haunted to haunter.