The longer she considered it, the greater was her sense of its expediency.
It ought to have been a habit with him by this time, of following his duty, instead of consulting expediency.
He would feel himself in the right; and the declaration—made, of course, as a man of sense would make it, in a proper manner—would do him more good, raise him higher, fix his interest stronger with the people he depended on, than all that a line of shifts and expedients can ever do.
Emma was gratified, and would soon have shewn no want of words, if the sound of Mrs. Elton’s voice from the sitting-room had not checked her, and made it expedient to compress all her friendly and all her congratulatory sensations into a very, very earnest shake of the hand.
She then took another line of expediency, and looking into the doubtful room, observed, "I do not think it is so very small.
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