The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:|
"My lord, I am not greatly surprised at the connexions you have
been pleased to form during my absence, they are entirely in
conformity with your birth and breeding; and if I did expect
anything else, I heartily own my error, and that I merit, by
having done so, the disappointment you had prepared for me."
"My dear Lady Ashton--my dear Eleanor [Margaret]," said the Lord
Keeper, "listen to reason for a moment, and I will convince you I
have acted with all the regard due to the dignity, as well as the
interest, of my family."
"To the interest of YOUR family I conceive you perfectly
capable of attending," returned the indignant lady, "and even to
The Bride of Lammermoor