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Written by Kevin S.
(10/3/2011 11:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr Shepherd & dealing with Debt. (Chs 2 & 3), penned by Rachel G
Very insightful. In reviewing the passage that mentions Mr Shepherd's "interest," I noted that Lady Russell (and Anne through her) were not so successful in influencing Sir Walter. They took too direct an approach I suppose. From chapter 2:
How Anne's more rigid requisitions might have been taken is of little consequence. Lady Russell's had no success at all: could not be put up with, were not to be borne. "What! every comfort of life knocked off! Journeys, London, servants, horses, table--contractions and restrictions every where! To live no longer with the decencies even of a private gentleman! No, he would sooner quit Kellynch Hall at once, than remain in it on such disgraceful terms."
"Quit Kellynch Hall." The hint was immediately taken up by Mr Shepherd, whose interest was involved in the reality of Sir Walter's retrenching, . . .
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