'But this frees her. Oh! she cannot grieve for such a wretch!'
'I fear her attachment is so strong that she will not see it in this light.'
'When he gives her up without a word, she ought to be too angry to grieve.'
'I do not think that is in her nature.'
'So much the better. Anger and comfort cannot go together. Oh, one so good and gentle must be helped! How I wish I could do anything for her; but she will be better at home. It is lucky there are no associations with him there.'
'I wish she was at home. Theresa Marstone is staying with her brother in London, and I left her with Emma at the hotel.'
'Fortunately there cannot be two ways of thinking on this matter,' said Theodora.
Lady Elizabeth was too anxious to break the tidings to her daughter to wait at that time to see Violet; and went, promising to come to- morrow to report how the blow should have been borne.