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Emma was almost ready to sink under the agitation of this moment. The dread of being awakened from the happiest dream, was perhaps the most prominent feeling. "I cannot make speeches, Emma," he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing. "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, .. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover. But you understand me. Yes, you see, you understand my feelings and will return them if you can.
At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice.
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