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|Very visually descriptive passage...
Written by Reeba
(9/29/2006 1:10 p.m.)
-"Marianne would have thought herself very inexcusable had she been able to sleep at all the first night after parting from Willoughby."
-"She would have been ashamed to look her family in the face the next morning, had she not risen from her bed in more need of repose than when she lay down in it."
-"But the feelings which made such composure a disgrace, left her in no danger of incurring it. ..[..] Her sensibility was potent enough!"
-"she walked out by herself, and wandered about the village of Allenham,.[..]..for the chief of the morning."
-" The evening passed off in the equal indulgence of feeling. She played over every favourite song that she had been used to play to Willoughby,.."
-"till her heart was so heavy that no farther sadness could be gained; and this nourishment of grief was every day applied "
-"She spent whole hours at the pianoforte alternately singing and crying; "
-"..she courted the misery .."
Though I do see some parts as amusing, still the way these passages are written leave me bogged down with absolutely undiluted feeling of misery. It is so potent.
And I feel so relieved when we are told by the ON that;
"Such violence of affliction indeed could not be supported for ever; it sunk within a few days into a calmer melancholy;..."
Such passages as these are what make me such a humble reader of all JA's great works.
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