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Written by Nikki N
(3/16/2013 6:55 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, All that need be told, penned by Thérèse
yes, it included that, otherwise, why would Harriet be "as desirous as herself to avoid a meeting", why would "Their intercourse was painful enough by letter. How much worse, had they been obliged to meet!" Why would there be "something of resentment, a something bordering on it in [Harriet's] style," why would Emma feel "an angel only could have been quite without resentment under such a stroke." (chap 52)
If Harriet thought Mr K was in love with another oman who ws not emma, Harriet would have wanted to be with her dear Miss Woodhouse to comfort her -- as she was when she was disappointed over Mr Elton.
And in chap 53 -- when Harriet was in London -- Emma "was aware herself, that, parting under any other circumstances, they certainly should have corresponded more, and that her intelligence would not have rested, as it now almost wholly did, on Isabella's letters." Emma and Harriet would have written to each other much more under any other circumstances, instead they heard of each other mainly through Isabella's letters, because they pated under pain circumstances over Mr K.
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