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Marianne Dashwood wears her middle on her sleeve, and while she falls in love with the speeding yet wrong 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 research that feel needs to combine with sensibility in the event that they are to discover own happiness in a society the place prestige and cash govern the principles of affection. This variation additionally contains explanatory notes and textual variations among first and moment version.
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Jennings and Mrs. Palmer joined their entreaties,—all appeared both frightened to prevent a kin occasion; and the younger women have been obliged to yield. “Why should still they ask us? ” acknowledged Marianne, once they have been long gone. “The hire of this cottage is related to be low; yet we've it on very not easy phrases, if we're to dine on the Park at any time when anybody is staying both with them or with us. ” “They suggest no much less to be civil and type to us now,” stated Elinor, “by those widespread invites than through these which we got from them a couple of weeks in the past. The alteration isn't really in them, if their events are grown tedious and uninteresting. We needs to search for the switch in other places. ” bankruptcy XX. because the leave out Dashwoods entered the drawing-room of the Park tomorrow, at one door, Mrs. Palmer got here working in on the different, taking a look pretty much as good humoured and merry as ahead of. She took all of them such a lot affectionately by means of the hand, and expressed nice savour seeing them back. “I am so comfortable to work out you! ” acknowledged she, seating herself among Elinor and Marianne; “for it's so undesirable an afternoon i used to be afraid chances are you'll no longer come, which might be a stunning factor, as we leave back to-morrow. We needs to cross, for the Westons come to us subsequent week, you recognize. It used to be particularly a unexpected factor our coming in any respect; and that i knew not anything of it until the carriage was once coming to the door, after which Mr. Palmer requested me if i might opt for him to Barton. he's so droll! He by no means tells me any factor! i'm so sorry we can't remain longer; even if we will meet back on the town very quickly, i'm hoping. ” They have been obliged to place an finish to such an expectation. “Not visit city! ” cried Mrs. Palmer, with amusing; “I might be rather dissatisfied if you happen to don't. i'll get the nicest condo on the planet for you, round the corner to ours in Hanover sq.. you want to come, certainly. i'm yes I will probably be more than pleased to chaperon you at any time until i'm constrained, if Mrs. Dashwood aren't prefer to move into public. ” They thanked her; yet have been obliged to withstand all her entreaties. “Oh, my love,” cried Mrs. Palmer to her husband, who simply then entered the room, “you needs to support me to cajole the omit Dashwoods to visit city this wintry weather. ” Her love made no solution; and after just a little bowing to the women, begun complaining of the elements. “How horrid all this can be! ” acknowledged he. “Such climate makes every little thing and each physique disgusting. Dulness is as a lot produced inside of doorways as with out, by means of rain. It makes one loathe all one’s acquaintance. What the satan does Sir John suggest via no longer having a billiard room in his residence? How few humans recognize what convenience is! Sir John is as silly because the climate. ” the remainder of the corporate quickly dropt in. “I am afraid, leave out Marianne,” acknowledged Sir John, “you haven't been in a position to take your ordinary stroll to Allenham to-day. ” Marianne seemed very grave, and acknowledged not anything. “Oh, don’t be so sly ahead of us,” stated Mrs. Palmer; “for we all know all approximately it, I guarantee you; and that i appreciate your style greatly, for i believe he's super good-looking. we don't reside an effective way from him within the state, you recognize. no longer above ten miles, I dare say.