Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen
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Sense and Sensibility Love Quotes Page 4

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Elinor could sit it no longer. She almost ran out of the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy, which at first she thought would never cease. Edward, who had till then looked any where, rather than at her, saw her hurry away, and perhaps saw -- or even heard -- her emotion; for immediately afterwards he fell into a reverie, which no remarks, no inquiries, no affectionate address of Mrs. Dashwood could penetrate, and at last, without saying a word, quitted the room, and walked out towards the village, leaving the others in the greatest astonishment and perplexity on a change in his situation, so wonderful and so sudden -- a perplexity which they had no means of lessening but by their own conjectures. (48.17)

Finally, Elinor's emotions break free of her controlling "sense" – and overcome, she has to flee the room. Yay! We're also kind of overcome by this scene.

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