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Written by Christopher
(10/6/2008 1:32 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch.1 Opening lines, penned by Rachel G
The Oxford Illustrated version does not have a full stop after the word contempt. I have highlighted the differences between the e-text here at Pemberley and the text in the Oxford Illustrated version.
Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs, changed naturally into pity and contempt, as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century--and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed-- this was the page at which the favourite volume always opened:
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