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Written by AnnetteJ
(1/31/2011 7:20 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma, penned by Bridget D
"good heart" other than the statements of Mrs Weston and Mr Knightley? She misses her almost life-long companion, Mrs Weston, and she loves her father, which is something that we would expect from anyone (maybe we might be disappointed to find that there are those who would do neither, but so far there is nothing remarkable about her doing so). She takes on Harriet Smith more out of boredom and the impulse to matchmake than what appears to be any genuine feeling for Harriet. She visits the parish poor, which is to be expected for someone in her position in the community. Please enlighten me if I have missed something that proves her generous spirit and good heart AT THIS POINT in the reading.
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