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Persuasion by Jane Austen Day 12

April 30, 2021 | Volume II, Ch. 10

“He gave a very plain, intelligible account of the whole; a narration in which she saw a great deal of most characteristic proceeding.”
Most characteristic. Anne like her author gifted in the lineaments of character.

“… and hastened forward to the White Hart, to see again the friends and companions of the last autumn, with an eagerness of good-will which many associations contributed to form…A large party in a hotel ensured a quick-changing, unsettled scene.”

“‘I am not yet so much changed,’ cried Anne, and stopped fearing she hardly knew what misconstruction. After waiting a few moments he said—and as if it were the result of immediate feeling—‘It is a period indeed! Eight years and a half is a period!’”

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