Mr. Elton is good-humoured, cheerful, obliging, and gentle.
Harriet was very ready to speak of the share he had had in their moonlight walks and merry evening games; and dwelt a good deal upon his being so very good-humoured and obliging.
He had gone three miles round one day in order to bring her some walnuts, because she had said how fond she was of them, and in every thing else he was so very obliging.
"He is very obliging," said Emma; "but is he sure that Harriet means to marry him?"
He was always agreeable and obliging, and speaking pleasantly of every body.
Every body is so surprized; and every body says the same obliging things.
Oh! no. You are very obliging to say such things—but certainly not.
So obliging of you!
You are too obliging, my dear Miss Woodhouse; but we really must take leave.
— ’So very kind and obliging!
"No trouble in the world, ma’am," said the obliging Mrs. Ford.
So very obliging of Mr. Frank Churchill!
—You seem but just come—so very obliging of you.
If Mr. and Mrs. Weston will be so obliging as to call here one morning, we may talk it over, and see what can be done.
However, she seems a very obliging, pretty-behaved young lady, and no doubt will make him a very good wife.
—You are extremely obliging— and if I were not an old married man.
You are very obliging.
You will say that I am quite an invalid, and go no where, and therefore must decline their obliging invitation; beginning with my compliments, of course.
— So very obliging!
You are very obliging; but as to all that, I am very indifferent; it would be no object to me to be with the rich; my mortifications, I think, would only be the greater; I should suffer more from comparison.
—’Oh,’ said he, ’wait half a minute, till I have finished my job;’—For, would you believe it, Miss Woodhouse, there he is, in the most obliging manner in the world, fastening in the rivet of my mother’s spectacles.
This was Mr. Elton! the amiable, obliging, gentle Mr. Elton.
Mr. Churchill, oh! you are too obliging!
My dear sir, you are too obliging.
My dear sir, you are too obliging.
—She felt its inconsistency; but Mr. Knightley was so obliging as to put up with it, and seek no farther explanation.
And when I brought out the baked apples from the closet, and hoped our friends would be so very obliging as to take some, ’Oh!’ said he directly, ’there is nothing in the way of fruit half so good, and these are the finest-looking home-baked apples I ever saw in my life.’
Then the baked apples came home, Mrs. Wallis sent them by her boy; they are extremely civil and obliging to us, the Wallises, always—I have heard some people say that Mrs. Wallis can be uncivil and give a very rude answer, but we have never known any thing but the greatest attention from them.
The Randalls party agreed to it immediately; and after a pretty long speech from Miss Bates, which few persons listened to, she also found it possible to accept dear Miss Woodhouse’s most obliging invitation.
…fancied her in love with him; that evidently must have been his dependence; and after raving a little about the seeming incongruity of gentle manners and a conceited head, Emma was obliged in common honesty to stop and admit that her own behaviour to him had been so complaisant and obliging, so full of courtesy and attention, as (supposing her real motive unperceived) might warrant a man of ordinary observation and delicacy, like Mr. Elton, in fancying himself a very decided favourite.
—I was saying this to Mr. Cole but yesterday, and he quite agreed with me; only he is so particularly fond of music that he could not help indulging himself in the purchase, hoping that some of our good neighbours might be so obliging occasionally to put it to a better use than we can; and that really is the reason why the instrument was bought—or else I am sure we ought to be ashamed of it.
Ma’am," addressing her, "do you hear what Miss Woodhouse is so obliging to say about Jane’s handwriting?"
He re-urged—she re-declined; and he seemed then about to make his bow, when taking the paper from the table, she returned it— "Oh! here is the charade you were so obliging as to leave with us; thank you for the sight of it.
As the door opened she was heard, "So very obliging of you!
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