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Marianne Dashwood wears her middle on her sleeve, and whilst she falls in love with the speeding yet flawed John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's caution that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. in the meantime Elinor, continuously delicate to social conference, is suffering to hide her personal romantic sadness, even from these closest to her. via their parallel event of affection - and its threatened loss - the sisters examine that experience 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 editions among first and moment variation.
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I shall very quickly imagine him good-looking, Elinor, if i don't now. if you happen to inform me to like him as a brother, I shall not more see imperfection in his face than I now do in his center. ” Elinor began at this statement, and was once sorry for the heat she were betrayed into, in conversing of him. She felt that Edward stood very excessive in her opinion. She believed the regard to be mutual; yet she required larger walk in the park of it to make Marianne’s conviction in their attachment agreeable to her. She knew that what Marianne and her mom conjectured one second, they believed the next—that with them, to need was once to wish, and to pray used to be to count on. She attempted to give an explanation for the genuine nation of the case to her sister. “I don't try and deny,” acknowledged she, “that i believe very hugely of him—that I vastly esteem, that i love him. ” Marianne right here burst forth with indignation— “Esteem him! Like him! Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being differently. Use these phrases back, and that i will go away the room this second. ” Elinor couldn't support giggling. “Excuse me,” acknowledged she; “and be guaranteed that I intended no offence to you, through talking, in so quiet a manner, of my very own emotions. think them to be more advantageous than i've got declared; think them, briefly, to be akin to his benefit, and the suspicion—the desire of his affection for me could warrant, with out imprudence or folly. yet farther than this you need to now not think. i'm not at all guaranteed of his regard for me. There are moments whilst the level of it sort of feels uncertain; and until his sentiments are absolutely identified, you can't ask yourself at my wishing to prevent any encouragement of my very own partiality, via believing or calling it greater than it truly is. In my center i think little—scarcely any doubt of his choice. yet there are different issues to be thought of in addition to his inclination. he's very faraway from being self sustaining. What his mom particularly is we won't be aware of; yet, from Fanny’s occasional point out of her behavior and evaluations, we've by no means been disposed to imagine her amiable; and i'm a great deal incorrect if Edward isn't really himself acutely aware that there will be many problems in his approach, if he have been to want to marry a girl who had no longer both an excellent fortune or excessive rank. ” Marianne used to be astonished to discover how a lot the mind's eye of her mom and herself had outstripped the reality. “And you actually should not engaged to him! ” stated she. “Yet it definitely quickly will ensue. yet benefits will continue from this hold up. I shall now not lose you so quickly, and Edward could have higher chance of bettering that normal style to your favourite pursuit which needs to be so indispensably essential to your destiny felicity. Oh! if he can be thus far influenced by means of your genius as to benefit to attract himself, how pleasant it'd be! ” Elinor had given her genuine opinion to her sister. She couldn't give some thought to her partiality for Edward in so filthy rich a nation as Marianne had believed it. there has been, now and then, a wish of spirits approximately him which, if it didn't denote indifference, spoke a anything nearly as unpromising.