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Written by gianni
(3/10/2011 10:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, hints to the relationship but, penned by Frances G
... ascribes her attraction to Frank as "his temper and spirits -- his delightful spirits, and that gaiety, that playfulness of disposition, which, under any other circumstances, would, I am sure, have been as constantly bewitching to me, as they were at first. " (ch. 48)
Bear in mind that we're seeing Frank under severe disadvantage -- disadvantage enough that even Jane, completely devoted as she was, was convinced that he was too shallow to continue their relationship.
And, yes, I have as little regard for him as does Mr.Knightley. And as high hopes that he can be salvaged by such a wife as Jane.
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