Sense and Sensibility Chapter 25
Mrs. Jennings, who lives alone, asks Elinor and Marianne to come with her to London this winter. Elinor tries to decline, saying they cannot leave their mother. But Marianne wants to go, in the hopes she may see Willoughby there. Mrs. Dashwood can see how excited Marianne is, and she tells them to go. Elinor is still unsure; her main objection is that Mrs. Jenning's lower class status will not allow them in the proper circles in London. But since they will likely visit often with Lady Middleton, who is of a high class, Mrs. Dashwood sees no harm, and Elinor and Marianne prepare to leave.