• May I ask you what these questions tend?' 'Merely to the illustration of your character,' said she, endeavouring to shake off her gravity. 'I am trying to make it out.' 'And what is your success?' She shook her head. 'I do not get on at all. I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly.

    Jane Austen (2006). “The Complete Novels: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)”, p.327, Penguin