The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:|
said to Kate that she had no objection to Mr. Lambert, and
might as well marry him as anybody else.
"I am not like you and Hal, you know," said she. "I have no
fancy for love in a cottage. I never look well in anything
that is not costly. I have not a taste that does not imply a
fortune. What is the use of love? One marries for love, and is
unhappy ever after. One marries for money, and perhaps gets
love after all. I dare say Mr. Lambert loves me, though I do
not see why he should."
"I fear he does," said Kate, almost severely.
"Fear?" said Emilia.