The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:|
the whole story. You must know that--
Sir, Mr. Transfer, the broker is below. [Exit.
Well, Mary, I must go. Remember, and be a good
girl, and mind the main chance. [Exit.
How deplorable is my situation! How distressing
for a daughter to find her heart militating with her
filial duty! I know my father loves me tenderly; why