Besides her poetic moments, Louisa also has what might be called philosophical moments.

But mirth and good humour reigned within, which made up for every other deficiency. (A25)

While I was picking currants, my thoughts were employed with where I should be and what I should be doing this day twelve months. (A28)

When mothers lead the way, it is no wonder if daughters goes astray. (012)

If it were not for hope and anticipation, time indeed would pass heavily on. (024)