Mary was in excellent spirits, enjoying the gaiety and the change, and so well satisfied with the journey in her mother-in-law's carriage with four horses, and with her own complete independence of Camden Place, that she was exactly in a temper to admire everything as she ought, and enter most readily into all the superiorities
of the house, as they were detailed to her.
Riviere perplexedly, wondering how to tell him that his very superiorities
and advantages would be the surest hindrance to success.
If (which Heaven forbid) the middle classes ranged under the banner of the opposition should succeed in overthrowing those social superiorities
which are so repugnant to their vanity, another struggle would follow hard upon their victory.