good things, the goodness of which was infinitely
enhanced by the badness of her sister’s things.
She had been so greatly despised that the charm of
despising again was irresistible. And she was
able to reconcile her cruelty to her conscience by
telling herself that duty required her to show implacable
resistance to such a marriage as this which her sister
contemplated. Therefore Georgiana dragged out
another day, not in the least knowing what was to be
Mr Longestaffe had brought his daughter down to Caversham
on a Wednesday. During the Thursday and Friday
she had passed a very sad time, not knowing whether
she was or was not engaged to marry Mr Brehgert.
Her father had declared to her that he would break
off the match, and she believed...