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    Being rejected on every front ought to have been a lowering experience for Jack, but it wasn't. Really, it wasn't.

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    Cotillion! I do love that book. The language here is a delight: "Anyone less impressed with himself would almost certainly have turned to drink, gaming or ill-advised company as a balm to his depressed spirits, but Mr. Jack Westruther was so armored by detachment and wit that he barely had need to develop resilience of spirit."