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Patterns of Diction in Jane Austen's Major Novels


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She felt the engagement to be a source of repentance and misery to each she dissolved it.—
her extreme surprize at not having had the smallest reply to her last;
as silence on such a point could not be misconstrued, and as it must be equally desirable to both to have every subordinate arrangement concluded as soon as possible, she now sent me, by a safe conveyance, all my letters, and requested, that if I could not directly command hers, so as to send them to Highbury within a week, I would forward them after that period to her at—: