The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:|
their blessing by me. They totter on the verge of a
well-spent life, and wish only to see their children
settled in the world, to depart in peace.
I am very happy to hear that they are well. [Coolly.]
Brother, will you give me leave to introduce you to our
uncle's ward, one of my most intimate friends?
MANLY [saluting Letitia].
I ought to regard your friends as my own.
Come, Letitia, do give us a little dash of your