It may be proper to conceal their engagement (if they ARE engaged) from Mrs.
I want no proof of their affection," said Elinor; "but of their engagement I do.
It is an engagement in some respects not prosperously begun, for their marriage must be at a very uncertain distance; and even secrecy, as far as it can be observed, may now be very advisable.
He had, very soon after their engagement ceased, got employ: and all that he had told her would follow, had taken place.
She could do justice to the superiority of Lady Russell's motives in this, over those of her father and Elizabeth; she could honour all the better feelings of her calmness; but the general air of oblivion among them was highly important from whatever it sprung; and in the event of Admiral Croft's really taking Kellynch Hall, she rejoiced anew over the conviction which had always been most grateful to her, of the past being known to those three only among her connexions, by whom no syllable, she believed, would ever be whispered, and in the trust that among his, the brother only with whom he had been residing, had received any information of their short-lived engagement.
But you implied just now that the engagement must be broken off.
You will remember, Aunt Juley, not to be drawn into discussing the engagement.
The letter was nothing less than Lady Lydiard's reply to the written announcement of Isabel's engagement, despatched on the previous day by Miss Pink.
In the plainest words, she released him from his engagement, and, without waiting for his excuses, quitted the room.
My brother is a lively and perhaps sometimes a thoughtless young man; he has had about a week's acquaintance with your friend, and he has known her engagement
almost as long as he has known her.
Any inward debate Lydgate had as to the consequences of this engagement which had stolen upon him, turned on the paucity of time rather than of money.
Lydgate had never seen her in trouble since the morning of their engagement, and he had never felt so passionately towards her as at this moment.
In my dauntless zeal for her welfare, I ran the great risk, and openly alluded to her marriage engagement.
Well, she has taken a sudden resolution to break the engagement.
My mother and my sister, what would they feel when I returned to them from my broken engagement
, with the confession of my miserable secret--they who had parted from me so hopefully on that last happy night in the Hampstead cottage!