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|Two more words for the collection: fascination and retrospect
Written by Tom P2
(3/14/2011 5:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Nina pin-pointed his being "in love" in Ch 49 and...., penned by jeffrey
Mr Knightley retrospectively deems himself to have been in love for many years, but I favour fascination as a cool-headed and precise term for what his feelings would've been at the time. It sits within reach of love, and of anxiety and curiosity, which occur in the speech Nina RG quoted from chapter 5.
Emma's own reaction to the "...in love with you ever since you were thirteen at least" remark in chapter 53 is also a clue to its tone. She refers (playfully, in my opinion) to his not being to fall in love with baby Anna Weston in another thirteen years, and (wryly, in my opinion) to her own past amiable behaviour.
So, I don't take the 'thirteen' thing as anything more than a precursor to something serious.
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