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Written by Stephanie
(11/2/2012 9:09 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A favorite Jane Austen sentence!, penned by Cathy Allen
The whole was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old: an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
In seasons of cheerfulness, no temper could be more cheerful than hers, or possess, in a greater degree, that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself.
I am sure I cannot imagine how they will spend half of it; and as to your giving them more, it is quite absurd to think of it. They will be much more able to give you something."
All [Edward's] wishes centered in domestic comfort and the quiet of private life. Fortunately he had a younger brother who was more promising.
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