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|We don't actually know if Jane's praise was effusive
Written by Kathleen Glancy
(2/14/2011 11:51 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, To be fair to Emma, she accepts..., penned by Reeba
It may have been, but equally it may not. And I don't think we should rule out the possibility that Jane actually did enjoy Emma's performance despite any imperfections. After all, Mary Bennet has better technique than her sister Elizabeth, yet "Elizabeth, easy and unaffected, had been listened to with much more pleasure, though not playing half so well" as
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