|Could it be wrong to write, after all that has passed?
Written by Marianne Dashwood
(8/30/2013 10:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, On My Own, penned by Eponine Thenardier
Could it be wrong for this poor creature to write to her dear
Willoughby Marius, after all that has passed? Here is a mistake, I am sure, some dreadful mistake, if he has not received any of her notes; and she will be expecting to hear from him, and still more to see him, every hour of the day. Were you witness, or have you forgotten the last evening of their being together at Barton in Paris? I can well imagine Marius' distress on being parted from her, and I am sure she could never forget it, either! Deliver her missive to Marius at once; you have been barbarous as to bely her; who knows what your art may have been, how long it may have been premeditated, and how deeply contrived? Deliver her letter, for I can guess their feelings, their hearts full of love; and she will feel herself to be as solemnly engaged to him, as if the strictest legal covenant had bound them to each other.