“Half the sum of attraction, on either side, might have been enough, for he had nothing to do, and she had hardly any body to love; but the encounter of such lavish recommendations could not fail. They were gradually acquainted, and when acquainted, rapidly and deeply in love. It would be difficult to say which had seen the highest perfection in the other, or which had been the happiest; she, in receiving his declarations and proposals, or he in having them accepted.
A short period of felicity followed, and but a short one.”
Wentworth’s boredom and Anne’s loneliness brought them quickly to love.
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Take care–Susan Kaye