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|A very warm friend to Mr. Martin
Written by Robbin
(3/10/2011 1:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Harriet & Robert Martin, penned by Frances G
Good point about Harriet’s and Mr. Knightley’s position in the garden. (:D) I agree it is ironic that Mr. Knightley would condescend to search out Harriet’s regard for Mr. Martin’s sake but at least he does not seem as ambitious as Emma. Emma tried to create a match between two people who it appears had only a passing acquaintance. Not only were Harriet and Mr. Elton not well known to each other personally but Harriet was attached to Mr. Martin. Mr. Knightley knows that Mr. Martin is attached to Harriet and was disappointed by her rejection and he has always suspected that Harriet has regard for Mr. Martin hence his wish to know “whether her affections were engaged” (47) elsewhere. Of course Mr. Knightley was not privy to Harriet telling Emma “I hope I know better now, than to care for Mr. Martin, or to be suspected of it” (47) so perhaps as Mr. Bennet would say “It seems an hopeless business” (P&P, 20). (:D)
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