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Written by Nikki N
(3/10/2011 6:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I don't quite see what you mean by, penned by Kathleen Glancy
and Mrs Weston said --
"Most favourably for his nephew -- gave his consent with scarcely a difficulty. Conceive what the events of a week have done in that family! While poor Mrs. Churchill lived, I suppose there could not have been a hope, a chance, a possibility; but scarcely are her remains at rest in the family vault, than her husband is persuaded to act exactly opposite to what she would have required. What a blessing it is, when undue influence does not survive the grave! He gave his consent with very little persuasion."
Frank had been brought up by the Churchills, the property of Enscombe belonged to his uncle, but Mr Churchill had been very much under his wife's influence in her lifetime. Many years ago, it had been Mrs Churchill who had persuaded her husband that Mr Weston was not a good enough match for his sister. That was why Mr Weston was often bitter against Mrs Churchill -- re chap 36 --
So Mr Churchill was proud, but in a quiet, indolent way, and also a little helpless and tiresome -- I suppose he would not want to cast his nephew off, and might think it convenient for himself to have his nephew and niece-in-law living with him and taking care of him.
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