Elizabeth Bennet: I am not a great reader and take pleasure in many things.
Miss Bingley: Do you play, Miss Bennet?
Elizabeth Bennet: Aye, but very ill indeed.
Mr. Bingley: All young ladies are accomplished! They sing, they draw, they dance, speak French and German, cover screens, and I know not what!
Mr. Darcy: Not half a dozen would satisfy me as accomplished.
Miss Bingley: Certainly! No woman can be esteemed accomplished, who does not also possess a certain something in her air, in the manner of walking, in the tone of her voice, her address and expressions.
Mr. Darcy: And to this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.Elizabeth Bennet: I’m no longer surprised at you knowing only six accomplished women. I wonder at your knowing any.