The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tess of the d'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy:|
"However, 'tis well to be kin to a coach, even if you
don't ride in 'en." She dropped her public voice, and
continued in a low tone to her husband: "I've been
thinking since you brought the news that there's a
great rich lady out by Trantridge, on the edge o' The
Chase, of the name of d'Urberville."
"Hey--what's that?" said Sir John.
She repeated the information. "That lady must be our
relation," she said. "And my projick is to send Tess to
"There IS a lady of the name, now you mention it," said
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman