Harriet and Martin
Written by Nikki N
(9/5/2013 5:08 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, And Mr Woodhouse!, penned by Julia Mac
Martin had better sense than Harriet -- concluding chapter --
"She [Emma] had no doubt of Harriet's happiness with any good tempered man; but with him, and in the home he offered, there would be the hope of more, of security, stability, and improvement. She would be placed in the midst of those who loved her, and who had better sense than herself ... and Emma admitted her to be the luckiest creature in the world, to have created so steady and persevering an affection in such a man; or, if not quite the luckiest, to yield only to herself."
Emma finally seemed to think of Martin as superior to Harriet the way Mr Knightley was superior to herself -- by having "better sense".