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|Mr Weston's joy and others' reactons
Written by Nikki N
(2/24/2011 6:14 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr Weston and Mrs Elton, penned by Lisa Dalrymple
Mr Weston took everybody's joy for granted -- but what actually were the other people's real feelings about it?
Mr Woodhouse and Mr Knightley were not happy -- we know that Mr Knightley had taken an early dislike to Frank Churchill. As for Mr Woodhouse, he did say in chap 29, when they were planning a ball at Randalls that "that young man is not quite the thing".
Mr Weston had no opportunity to speak to Jane Fairfax about it, as she was in deep conversation with John Knightley -- Jane seemed to get along very well with John Knightley -- earlier, in chap 34, he said --
It was kindly said, and very far from giving offence. A pleasant "thank you" seemed meant to laugh it off, but a blush, a quivering lip, a tear in the eye, shewed that it was felt beyond a laugh.'
John Knightley generally had reserved manners, and Jane was a rather reserved person, but as old friends they seemd so at ease with each other, that he, a good family man, could kindly and inoffensively express the hope that she will eventually have a family of her own as well, and she answered him pleasantly but with feeling.
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