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|Mr Knightley also says Emma is bad for Harriet
Written by kathleen (elder)
(1/29/2011 7:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Harriet and Emma, penned by Bridget D
as for Harriet, I will venture to say that she cannot gain by the acquaintance. Hartfield will only put her out of conceit with all the other places she belongs to. She will grow just refined enough to be uncomfortable with those among whom birth and circumstances have placed her home. I am much mistaken if Emma's doctrines give any strength of mind, or tend at all to make a girl adapt herself rationally to the varieties of her situation in life. They only give a little polish.
He considers the relationship ill-advised in both directions.
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