“I don’t think it can be nice to marry a man with a great soul” Ha!
“always a few grains of common-sense in an ounce of miserliness”
Now I understand why Brooke is, so far, allowing this marriage – he’s a bit of a progressive, a liberal. He’s willing to let his daughters be free, up to a certain point. But maybe he’s like this out of being timid around strong women; probably why he’s a bachelor.