“Remember you are turned twenty-two now, and you will have no fortune: your father, I am sure, will not be able to spare you anything. Mr. Lydgate is very intellectual and clever; I know there is an attraction in that. I like talking to such men myself; and your uncle finds him very useful. But the profession is a poor one here. To be sure, this life is not everything; but it is seldom a medical man has true religious views—there is too much pride of intellect.
And you are not fit to marry a poor man.
«Mr. Lydgate is not a poor man, aunt. He has very high connections.»
«He told me himself he was poor.»
«That is because he is used to people who have a high style of living.»”