This is a reading from \"Emma\" by Jane Austen. My delivery is intended to invoke the \"Received Pronunciation\" accent associated with the BBC.
Middle Aged (35-54)
British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC)
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Chapter 32 Mrs Elton was first seen at church. But though devotion might be interrupted, curiosity could not be satisfied by a bride in a pew, and it must be left for the visits in form which were then to be paid to settle. Whether she was very pretty indeed, or only rather pretty or not pretty at all. Emma had feelings less of curiosity than of pride or propriety to make her resolve, or not being the last to pay her respects, and she made a point of Harriet's going with her, that the worst of the business might be gone through as soon as possible. She could not enter the house again, could not be in the same room to which she had, with such vain artifice, retreated three months ago to lace up her boot without recollecting. 1000 vexatious thoughts would recur compliments charades and horrible blunders. And it was not to be supposed that poor Harriet should not be recollecting too. But she behaved very well, and was only rather pale and silent.
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