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Written by Yvonne T.
(8/31/2003 8:27 p.m.)
John Dashwood describes his professed financial difficulties to Elinor, hoping for her sympathy: "And then I have made a little purchase within this half year: East Kingham Farm; you must remember the place where old Gibson used to live. The land was so very desirable for me in every respect, so immediately adjoining my own property, that I felt it my duty to buy it. I could not have answered it to my conscience to let it fall into any other hands. A man must pay for his convenience, and it has cost me a vast deal of money."
His complaining is really too much, since he is far better off than his step-mother and half-sisters and has not helped them in any way. His reasoning here is similar to his and Fanny's earlier in the novel.
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