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Written by MarianneR
(4/6/2008 3:39 p.m.)
In chapter 10 Harriet and Emma talk about Emmaīs future and Harriet fears that Emma will end up as an old maid like Miss Bates if she never marries. But Emma very self-confidently answers:"Never mind, Harriet, I shall not be a poor old maid; ... A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable, old maid! ...but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else."
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