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Written by Glenn
(9/5/2009 2:12 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Welcome!, penned by Barbara
No one could dispute her right to come; the house was her husband's from the moment of his father's decease (end of sentence); but the indelicacy of her conduct was so much the greater (worse than the average person?), and to a woman in Mrs. Dashwood's situation (only £500/year income and needing a new home?), with only common feelings (This must mean feelings common to all people, not a lack of "refined" feelings.), must have been highly unpleasing(please Jane, end the sentence here!);-- but in HER mind there was a sense of honor so keen, a generosity so romantic, that any offence of the kind (conduct that is neither generous nor honorable?), by whomsoever given or received, was to her a source of immoveable disgust.
I had to read such a sentence several times to think I understood it, and even then, I'm not sure. I guess I'm just a dull elf. Although her stories were always interesting, it was my impression that Austen had fewer run-on sentences in subsequent novels.
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