Written by Reeba
(3/7/2013 12:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, superiority and jealousy, penned by Nikki N
Of course it's natural - when it is in a person's nature.
(We know Eleanor didn't feel jealous, because it wasn't in her nature - anything more on this at austenuations).
"Col. Campbell's residence being in London, every lighter talent had been done full justice to, by the attendance of first-rate masters."
I think it's only 'natural' to feel superior when you have first rate masters to teach you, which even Emma didn't have.
JA isn't telling us what Jane felt about her superior qualities like she tells us what Emma feels, so one has to depend on other information.
I'm referring to her choice of an Italian song to sing at an informal gathering of simple country folks at Hartfield. Was it to contrast it with Emma's choice (and ability)?