"His sense of her inferiority - of its being a degradation- of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit "
I don't understand the "a warmth due to the consequence he was wounding" part. Would someone here be so kind to explain what this archaic English means please. Thanks a lot.
tdol, thanks for your response. Inspired by your interpretation and after some further thought, I am guessing "a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding" means "an intense emotion seemed to have resulted from hurting his own importance in rank/position (degrading himself)"
Does that sound right to you?
In case you wonder, I saw this antiquated sentense in a Jane Austen's book.