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Money & happiness

Marianne to Elinor Sense and Sensibility, Vol 1, Ch 17

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What indeed?

“’What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?’” [Marianne] ‘Grandeur has but little,’ said Elinor, ‘but wealth has much to do with it.’ ‘Elinor, for shame!’ said Marianne; ‘money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to … Continue reading

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Which makes me long for more

“You will be glad to hear that every Copy of S.&S. is sold & that it has brought me £140–besides the Copyright, if that should ever be of any value.–I have now therefore written myself into £250.–which only makes me … Continue reading

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Dear Mrs. Jennings

“It would be an excellent match, for he was rich, and she was handsome. . . . she was always anxious to get a good husband for every pretty girl.” busybody Mrs. Jennings on why she thinks Marianne and Colonel … Continue reading

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Isolation and grief

"I have had all this hanging on my mind, without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature . . ." Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility, v. 3, ch. 1

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Self-knowledge (or not)

Such behaviour as this, so exactly the reverse of her own, appeared no more meritorious to Marianne, than her own had seemed faulty to her. Sense and Sensibility, v. 1, ch. 19

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The idle rich

". . . there was no necessity for my having any profession at all . . ." Edward Ferrars Sense and Sensibility, v. 1, ch. 19

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Finding a calling

“We never could agree in our choice of a profession. I always preferred the church, as I still do. But that was not smart enough for my family. They recommended the army. That was a great deal too smart for … Continue reading

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Waiting…

She would have been glad to know when these difficulties were to cease, this opposition was to yield . . . Sense and Sensibility, v. 1, ch. 19 Elinor waiting for Mrs. Ferrars to give Edward his freedom

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Other points

“But there are other points to be considered besides his inclination.” Sense and Sensibility, v. 1, ch. 4 (. . . Like his horrible mother.)  More of sensible Elinor

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