And sure enough there was a book on the table which had the air of being very recently closed: a volume of Shakespeare.
But Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how.
You have both warm hearts and benevolent feelings; and, Fanny, who that heard him read, and saw you listen to Shakespeare the other night, will think you unfitted as companions?
His celebrated passages are quoted by everybody; they are in half the books we open, and we all talk Shakespeare, use his similes, and describe with his descriptions; but this is totally distinct from giving his sense as you gave it.
"It will be a favourite, I believe, from this hour," replied Crawford; "but I do not think I have had a volume of Shakespeare in my hand before since I was fifteen.
"No doubt one is familiar with Shakespeare in a degree," said Edmund, "from one’s earliest years.
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