all right

Occasionally adding corroborative details to add verisimilitude to otherwise bald and unconvincing,
but veridicous accounts
with careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination.

25 March, 2021

A Literary Precedent for Greens’ Feelings

Senseless Sensibility

Jane Austen’s Sense and

Sensibility* provides
The Greens with their text:

Marianne Dashwood’s

conjecture of one moment

is belief the next.

For fine-feeling folk,

to wish is to hope and to

hope is to expect,


feeling; for reason feeling

reason to reject.
* In Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (Ch. IV), Elinor “knew that what Marianne and her mother conjectured one moment they believed the next—that with them, to wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.”

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