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  • Sir Walter spurned the idea of its being offered in any manner; forbad the slightest hint being dropped of his having such an intention; and it was only on the supposition of his being spontaneously solicited by some most unexceptionable applicant, on his own terms, and as a great favour, that he would let it at all.
  • And under such a supposition, which would have been most miserable, when time had disclosed all, too late?
  • …me; but Sir Walter Elliot has eyes upon him which it may be very difficult to elude; and therefore, thus much I venture upon, that it will not greatly surprise me if, with all our caution, some rumour of the truth should get abroad; in the supposition of which, as I was going to observe, since applications will unquestionably follow, I should think any from our wealthy naval commanders particularly worth attending to; and beg leave to add, that two hours will bring me over at any time,…
  • This was his only secret exception, when he said to his sister, in answer to her suppositions:— "Yes, here I am, Sophia, quite ready to make a foolish match.

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  • It is a foolish supposition.
  • She paints a vivid picture, but we must remember it is all mere supposition.

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