The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kenilworth by Walter Scott:|
world, and only happy that my knowledge of it, and its ways, is
such as your lordship has not scorned to avail yourself of. Now
I would fain know whether the obligation lies on my lady or on
you in this fortunate union, and which has most reason to show
complaisance to the other, and to consider that other's wishes,
conveniences, and safety?"
"I tell thee, Varney," said the Earl, "that all it was in my
power to bestow upon her was not merely deserved, but a thousand
times overpaid, by her own virtue and beauty; for never did
greatness descend upon a creature so formed by nature to grace
and adorn it."