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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sense & Sensibility.

'I am afraid' replied Elinor, 'that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.'

'On the contrary, nothing can be a stronger proof of it, Elinor; for if there had been any real impropriety in what I did, I should have been sensible of it at the time, for we always know when we are acting wrong, and with such a conviction I could have had no pleasure.'
I am having the pleasure of reading Jane Austen for the first time.