"As they walked home again, Mrs. Morland endeavoured to impress on her daughter's mind the happiness of having such steady well-wishers as Mr. and Mrs. Allen, and the very little consideration which the neglect or unkindness of slight acquaintance like the Tilneys ought to have with her, while she could preserve the good opinion and affection of her earliest friends."
— Austen, Jane (1775-1817)
(II, pp. 295-7)
Reading Northanger Abbey, ed. Susan Fraiman (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2004).