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Written by Gwendolin
(4/10/2006 12:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Completely agreeable, penned by Robbin
Little as Catherine was in the habit of judging for herself, and unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be, she could not entirely repress a doubt, while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit, of his being altogether completely agreeable. (Chapter 9)
I love the construction of that line. With all of its pauses, clauses, and double negatives, but with a well-founded opinion embedded within--for me it really evokes a sense of Catherine as young, inexperienced, unsure of herself, but with a good heart and quite a bit of sense!
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