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Marianne Dashwood wears her middle on her sleeve, and whilst she falls in love with the rushing yet improper John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's caution that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. in the meantime Elinor, constantly delicate to social conference, is suffering to hide her personal romantic unhappiness, even from these closest to her. via their parallel event of affection - and its threatened loss - the sisters examine that feel needs to combine with sensibility in the event that they are to discover own happiness in a society the place prestige and funds govern the principles of affection. This variation additionally comprises explanatory notes and textual variations among first and moment variation.

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Dearest Marianne, who yet himself? through whom can he were instigated? ” “By the entire global, instead of by means of his personal middle. i may fairly think each creature of my acquaintance leagued jointly to damage me in his opinion, than think his nature able to such cruelty. This lady of whom he writes—whoever she be—or anybody, in brief, yet your personal expensive self, mamma, and Edward, can have been so barbarous to belie me. past you 3, is there a creature on the earth whom i wouldn't relatively suspect of evil than Willoughby, whose middle i do know so good? ” Elinor wouldn't contend, and in simple terms answered, “Whoever could have been so detestably your enemy, allow them to be cheated in their malignant triumph, my expensive sister, by means of seeing how nobly the recognition of your individual innocence and sturdy intentions helps your spirits. it's a average and laudable satisfaction which resists such malevolence. ” “No, no,” cried Marianne, “misery similar to mine has no satisfaction. I care now not who is aware that i'm wretched. The triumph of seeing me so might be open to the entire international. Elinor, Elinor, they who are suffering little should be proud and self reliant as they like—may face up to insult, or go back mortification—but i can't. i need to feel—I has to be wretched—and they're welcome to benefit from the attention of it which may. ” “But for my mother’s sake and mine—” “I may do greater than for my very own. yet to seem chuffed while i'm so miserable—oh, who can require it? ” back they have been either silent. Elinor used to be hired in jogging thoughtfully from the hearth to the window, from the window to the hearth, with no realizing that she obtained heat from one, or discerning gadgets in the course of the different; and Marianne, seated on the foot of the mattress, together with her head leaning opposed to one among its posts, back took up Willoughby’s letter, and, after shuddering over each sentence, exclaimed,— “It is just too a lot! Oh, Willoughby, Willoughby, may this be yours? merciless, cruel—nothing can acquit you. Elinor, not anything can. no matter what he may need heard opposed to me, ought he to not have suspended his trust? ought he to not have advised me of it, to have given me the facility of clearing myself? ‘The lock of hair (repeating it from the letter) that you so obligingly bestowed on me’—that is unpardonable. Willoughby, the place was once your middle if you happen to wrote these phrases? Oh, barbarously insolent! —Elinor, can he be justified? ” “No, Marianne, in no real way. ” “And but this woman—who understands what her paintings can have been? —how lengthy it might probably were premeditated, and the way deeply contrived through her! —Who is she? —Who can she be? —Whom did I ever listen him speak of as younger and engaging between his lady acquaintance? —Oh, not anyone, no one:—he talked to me in simple terms of myself. ” one other pause ensued; Marianne used to be significantly agitated, and it ended thus:— “Elinor, i need to cross domestic. i have to move and luxury mamma. can't we be long gone to-morrow? ” “To-morrow, Marianne! ” “Yes; why should still I remain right here? I got here just for Willoughby’s sake—and now who cares for me? Who regards me? ” “It will be very unlikely to head to-morrow.

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