'...if you do not give him your final answer tomorrow when he drinks Tea with us, he intends to pay his Addresses to Sophy.'
'Then I shall tell all the World that he behaved very ill to me.'
'What good will that do? Mr. Watts has been too long abused by all the World to mind it now.'
Jane Austen was discovering that she had the power to produce not merely brief parodies and squibs but also a worthwhile novel in its own right.