Mrs. Arabella Fainall Quotes in The Way of the World
…if we will be happy, we must find the means in ourselves, and among ourselves.
Men are ever in extremes; either doting or averse. While they are lovers, if they have fire and sense, their jealousies are insupportable: and when they cease to love…they loathe, they look upon us with horror and distaste, they meet us like the ghosts of what we were, and as from such, fly from us.
Love will resume his empire in our breasts, and every heart, or soon or late, receive and readmit him as its lawful tyrant.
’Twas for my ease to oversee and wilfully neglect the gross advances made him by my wife, that by permitting her to be engaged, I might continue unsuspected in my pleasures, and take you oftener to my arms in full security. But could you think, because the nodding husband would not wake, that e’er the watchful lover slept?
While I only hated my husband, I could bear to see him; but since I have despised him, he’s too offensive.
You should have just so much disgust for your husband as may be sufficient to make you relish your lover.
You married her to keep you; and if you can contrive to have her keep you better than you expected, why should you not keep her longer than you intended?