Moralists and preachers

I’m on a Persuasion kick just now.  So here’s another quote — and another picture of Lyme, this one of the Cobb.

“When the evening was over, Anne could not but be amused at the idea of her coming to Lyme to preach patience and resignation to a young man whom she had never seen before; nor could she help fearing, on more serious reflexion, that, like many other great moralists and preachers, she had been eloquent on a point in which her own conduct would ill bear examination.”

Persuasion, volume 1, chapter 11

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