Lady Catherine is far from requiring that elegance of dress in us which becomes herself and her daughter.
While they were dressing, he came two or three times to their different doors, to recommend their being quick, as Lady Catherine very much objected to be kept waiting for her dinner.
She had heard nothing of Lady Catherine that spoke her awful from any extraordinary talents or miraculous virtue, and the mere stateliness of money or rank she thought she could witness without trepidation.
There was once a man called Frederick: he had a wife whose name was Catherine, and they had not long been married.
When dinner-time drew nigh, Catherine took a nice steak, which was all the meat she had, and put it on the fire to fry.
It's all gone, and "what can't be cured must be endured",' said Catherine.
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books -- or at least books of information -- for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
Morland were all compliance, and Catherine all happiness.
The master's bad ways and bad companions formed a pretty example for Catherine and Heathcliff.
I did not marvel how Catherine Earnshaw could forget her first friend for such an individual.
He struggled long to keep up an equality with Catherine in her studies, and yielded with poignant though silent regret: but he yielded completely; and there was no prevailing on him to take a step in the way of moving upward, when he found he must, necessarily, sink beneath his former level.