The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:|
he is improved in essentials."
"Oh, no!" said Elizabeth. "In essentials, I believe, he is very
much what he ever was."
While she spoke, Wickham looked as if scarcely knowing
whether to rejoice over her words, or to distrust their meaning.
There was a something in her countenance which made him
listen with an apprehensive and anxious attention, while she
"When I said that he improved on acquaintance, I did not mean
that his mind or his manners were in a state of improvement, but
that, from knowing him better, his disposition was better
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