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hoped they had not left their hearts behind them in Sussex,
Colonel Brandon was very much in love with Marianne Dashwood.
She rather suspected it to be so, on the very first evening of their being together, from his listening so attentively while she sang to them;
It must be so. She was perfectly convinced of it.
It would be an excellent match, for HE was rich, and SHE was handsome.
Elinor's particular favourite,
what could be the reason of it;
if she had not been to Allenham;
not to care about their being so fashionable; because they were all cousins and must put up with one another.
very agreeable girls indeed,
by hoping,
she would find it to her liking.
to think that, instead of Midsummer, they would not be married till Michaelmas,
it would not be a match at all.
she should not stand upon ceremony, for they were all cousins, or something like it, and she should certainly wait on Mrs. John Dashwood very soon, and bring her sisters to see her.
a delightful thing for the girls to be together;
on having escaped the company of a stupid old woman so long.
the finest child in the world.
to return with her again from Cleveland.
This set the matter beyond a doubt.
she did not think THAT any material objection;
Why Mr. Ferrars was to have been written to about it in such a hurry,
Miss Dashwood was above, and wanted to speak with him on very particular business.
the necessity of her immediate removal with her infant;
her resolution of not stirring from Cleveland as long as Marianne remained ill, and of endeavouring, by her own attentive care, to supply to her the place of the mother she had taken her from;
to send the Colonel away while his love was in so much uneasiness on her sister's account, would be to deprive them both,
of every comfort;
his stay at Cleveland was necessary to herself, that she should want him to play at piquet of an evening, while Miss Dashwood was above with her sister,
Marianne would never get over it,
Marianne might probably be to HER what Charlotte was to herself,
had quite doted upon the worthless hussy, and was now, by all accounts, almost broken-hearted, at Oxford. —
one of the happiest couples in the world.