Page:Eliot - Middlemarch, vol. II, 1872.djvu/153

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BOOK III.—WAITING FOR DEATH.

approbation of Rosamond's engagement was asked for, he gave it with astonishing facility, passing at once to general remarks on the desirableness of matrimony for young men and maidens, and apparently deducing from the whole the appropriateness of a little more punch.