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Written by Lynn
(4/4/2012 9:51 a.m.)
I love this quote from Chapter 2:
"Everything indeed relative to this important journey was done, on the part of the Morlands, with a degree of moderation and composure, which seemed rather consistent with the common feelings of common life, than with the refined susceptibilities, the tender emotions which the first separation of a heroine from her family ought always to excite."
Yes, they have normal, common feelings, live a common life. No wonder she is not a heroine! :-) The description of what Mrs. Morland does and does not tell Catherine before she goes is lovely, too:
"But Mrs. Morland knew so little of lords and baronets, that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness, and was wholly unsuspicious of danger to her daughter from their machinations. Her cautions were confined to the following points. “I beg, Catherine, you will always wrap yourself up very warm about the throat, when you come from the rooms at night; and I wish you would try to keep some account of the money you spend; I will give you this little book on purpose. ” "
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