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Written by StephenB
(3/12/2011 6:26 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Nobody ever did think well of the Eltons, I fancy, penned by Tarn
I'm not sure that the 'gentlemen on horseback' quote is saying anything bad about Mr Elton not being a gentleman - in JA's eyes, as a clergyman he automatically IS a gentleman, no matter what his character. Rather, he is in fact the only man whose wife is also in the party to Box Hill (Mrs Weston stays with Mr Woodhouse); and it would probably be rude to her for him to travel on horseback - certainly she would not like it.
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