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Hey guys,

What does this quote mean?

“A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation.”
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Hey guys,

What does this quote mean?

“A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation.”
It means it's too good to be true
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It means it's too good to be true
I kinda figured the first bit out but the second bit makes zero sense to me :/
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It means Jet fuel can't melt steel beams.
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I kinda figured the first bit out but the second bit makes zero sense to me :/
So the second part meant....let me translate the whole part....“A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation.”

Something which is suppose to be too amazing which is definitely going to be a BIG let down which is swiftly followed by irratibililty.
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So the second part meant....let me translate the whole part....“A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation.”

Something which is suppose to be too amazing which is definitely going to be a BIG let down which is swiftly followed by irratibililty.
that makes so much sense now thank you so much!!
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It is a fairly complex sentence 🙂
Yes, I think Elizabeth is saying that if the trip was perfectly as she would like it, then it would be bound to cause her disappointment as nothing can be that perfect. An interpretation is that, by having an irritation, she is less likely to feel let down now, as it is not so perfect now! She is less likely to be disappointed. That sort of thing I think...
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