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gil12345

Senior Member
chinese
Hi there,

" I looked on these; I turned my gaze to my own mean dress.--Whence sprung this difference? Whence but from ingratitude, from falsehood, from a dereliction on the part of the prince's father, of all noble sympathy and generous feeling."

Volume I, Chapter 2 | Romantic Circles

Does the "of all noble sympathy and general feeling" modify "ingratitude, falsehood, and dereliction"? It seems obvious. But I am becoming timider.

Thanks

Gil
 
  • gil12345

    Senior Member
    chinese
    Dereliction means abandonment.

    "What caused this difference? (a) Ingratitude, (b) falsehood, and (c) the prince's father abandoning all sympathy and feeling."
    Thanks. Is it ok to delete the comma before "of"? Sometimes, I do find people use in such a manner.
     
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