Dette blir også min smakebit på søndag hos Mari siden jeg ikke har fått lest ferdig boken og kan komme med en omtale. Her kommer en smakebit fra s. 37 der Catherine nylig har kommet til bath med ekteparet Allen og deltar i selskapeligheter og møter nye venner, heriblant den unge Mr. Thorpe:
"This brought on a dialogue of civilities between the other two; but Catherine heard neither the particulars nor the result. Her companion´s discourse now sunk from its hitherto animated pitch, to nothing more than a short decisive sentence of praise or condemnation on the face of every woman they met; and Catherine, after listening and agreeing as long as she could, with all her civility and deference of the youthful female mind, fearful of hazarding an opinion of its own in opposition to that of a self-assured man, especially where the beauty of her own sex is concerned, ventured at length to vary the subject by a question which had been long uppermost in her thoughts, it was, "Have yo ever read Udolpho, Mr. Thorpe? "Udolpho! Oh, Lord! Not I; I never read novels; I have something else to do,"