gravity of the weather and the night
[S]he was immediately preparing to speak with exquisite calmness and gravity of the weather and the night; but scarcely had she begun, scarcely had they passed the sweep-gate and joined the other carriage, than she found her subject cut up….
(Emma, Chapter 15 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 3, Episode 2)
We cannot help ourselves. We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings prey upon us.
(Persuasion, Chapter 23 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 23)
in a reasonable time, curiosity
Every body had a degree of gravity and sorrow; tenderness towards the departed, solicitude for the surviving friends; and, in a reasonable time, curiosity to know where she would be buried.
(Emma, Chapter 45 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 13)
an end to it
She gave him credit for stationing himself where he might gaze and gaze again without offence; but was really obliged to put an end to it.
(Emma, Chapter 6 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 21)
the present reverse
[S]he walked out by herself, and wandered about the village of Allenham, indulging the recollection of past enjoyment and crying over the present reverse….
(Mansfield Park, Chapter 36 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 7, Episode 18)
“If you are against me, I ought to distrust myself, and yet—But it is absolutely impossible to let Tom go on in this way…”
(Mansfield Park, Chapter 16 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 9)
Poor little soul! she could but just speak to be heard, and she said so prettily, “Let sister Susan have my knife, mama, when I am dead and buried.”
(Mansfield Park, Chapter 38 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 18)
He had suffered, and he had learned to think: two advantages that he had never known before; and the self-reproach arising from the deplorable event in Wimpole Street, to which he felt himself accessory by all the dangerous intimacy of his unjustifiable theatre, made an impression on his mind….
(Mansfield Park, Chapter 48 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 11)