The next meeting of the two Mansfield families produced another alteration in the plan, and one that was admitted with general approbation.
But still it has not your approbation.
Give me your approbation, then, Fanny.
Mr. Rushworth then began to propose Mr. Crawford’s doing him the honour of coming over to Sotherton, and taking a bed there; when Mrs. Norris, as if reading in her two nieces’ minds their little approbation of a plan which was to take Mr. Crawford away, interposed with an amendment.
It was about the necklace, which she was now most earnestly longing to return, and hoped to obtain his approbation of her doing.
Everything might be possible rather than serious attachment, or serious approbation of it toward her.
Miss Crawford smiled her perfect approbation; and hastened to complete the gift by putting the necklace round her, and making her see how well it looked.
He was not intending, however, by such action, to be conveying to her that unqualified approbation and encouragement which her hopes drew from it.
For her approbation, the particular reason of his going into Norfolk at all, at this unusual time of year, was given.
A few minutes were enough for such unsatisfactory sensations on each side; and Sir Thomas having exerted himself so far as to speak a few words of calm approbation in reply to an eager appeal of Mr. Yates, as to the happiness of the arrangement, the three gentlemen returned to the drawing-room together, Sir Thomas with an increase of gravity which was not lost on all.
She was returned to Mansfield Park, she was useful, she was beloved; she was safe from Mr. Crawford; and when Sir Thomas came back she had every proof that could be given in his then melancholy state of spirits, of his perfect approbation and increased regard; and happy as all this must make her, she would still have been happy without any of it, for Edmund was no longer the dupe of Miss Crawford.
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She is not motivated by popular approbation.
The women were good and commonplace people, and did their duty, and had their reward in clear consciences and the community’s approbation.