I have never understood why a woman must have a man to take her into dinner.
She sincerely wishes success, for her new life, and intends that no failure of effort, temper, or spirits on her part will jeopardise it.
You have made him live.
A girl should set her sights on a man who has money; or if not, who can expect to come into money; or if not, who has moneyed connections.
If someone tries to use you as a tool, you shouldn't mind it, because it is their choice and folly, not yours.
Dullness it is that perverts and corrups the spirit but it is always possible to look past the dullness, and see the bright, shining heart of things