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|Disappointment and inconstancy
Written by Barbara
(9/16/2009 1:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How sweet..., penned by MarianneR
"Does your sister make no distinction in her objections against a second attachment? or is it equally criminal in everybody? Are those who have been disappointed in their first choice, whether from the inconstancy of its object, or the perverseness of circumstances, to be equally indifferent during the rest of their lives?"
It could seem at first that he's just giving some possible examples of why a first attachment might not last, but those are very particular and specific examples, I think. He didn't just come up with 'inconstancy' and 'perverseness of circumstances' off the top of his head!
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