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    full of scruples about her scruples

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    To lay hands on the Hatchard ark
    was a grave matter, and Miss Hatchard, always full of scruples about her
    scruples (it was Harney's phrase), wished to have Mr. Miles's opinion
    before deciding.

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    Re: full of scruples about her scruples

    I think it means just what it says - EW is developing two characters at once - Harney and Miss Hatchard. Miss H not only has scruples (about what is right) but also scruples about those scruples (whether it's right to have those scruples).

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