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|I wasn't offended
Written by Jean B
(4/4/2008 11:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch.5 Material matrimonial point..., penned by Rachel G
because he was referring to Mrs. Weston and Emma, not a husband and wife. I do think he is speaking in a sarcastic, tongue in cheek manner, trying to show how Emma has everyone wrapped around her finger.
If, on the other hand it was a different reference, I would have felt as you do - even with the difference in society between then and now.
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