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his apologies for calling at so unusual an hour,
be received as an acquaintance already.
He had spent his whole solitary evening in the room adjoining theirs; had heard voices, mirth continually; thought they must be a most delightful set of people, longed to be with them, but certainly without the smallest suspicion of his possessing the shadow of a right to introduce himself. If he had but asked who the party were! The name of Musgrove would have told him enough.
But he must not be addressing his reflections to Anne alone:
he was soon diffused again among the others, and it was only at intervals that he could return to Lyme.
Having alluded to
he must hear the whole.
he had looked at her with some earnestness.
their being nothing in themselves,
as a family connexion, as good company, as those who would collect good company around them, they had their value.
Lady Dalrymple would be most happy to take them home, and would call for them in a few minutes.
his cousin Anne's boots were rather the thickest.
was grieved to have kept her waiting, and anxious to get her away without further loss of time and before the rain increased;
He begged her pardon, but she must be applied to, to explain Italian again. Miss Carteret was very anxious to have a general idea of what was next to be sung.