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Written by Line
(10/9/2008 5:46 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What price would that be?, penned by JanELT
But it was not a merely selfish caution, under which [Anne] acted, in putting an end to [the engagement]. Had she not imagined herself consulting *his* good, even more than her own, she could hardly have given him up. The belief of being prudent, and self-denying principally for *his* advantage, was her chief consolation. (ch.4) (my emphasis)
So, Lady Russell's arguments eventually convinced Anne that it was better for *CW's* sake not to saddle him with a wife when he was still making his way in his career. She didn't do it so much for herself.
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