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by Jane Austen

Emma Marriage Quotes

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Quote #10

Marriage, in fact, would not do for her. It would be incompatible with what she owed to her father, and with what she felt for him. Nothing should separate her from her father. (48.1)

Emma’ determination to stay single supposedly depends upon her father’s happiness – much like her determination to keep Mr. Knightley single supposedly expresses her concern for her nephew’s inheritance.

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