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|And Let's Not Forget 'Snow Day'
Written by BarbaraB
(4/19/2008 12:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr Elton and Miss Woodhouse, penned by Rose G
At the Weston's gathering, Mr. Elton has been stuck to Emma's side. At one point he is going on and on about the fact that Emma should stay away from Harriet because she would be putting herself at risk. Then:
He turned to Mrs. Weston to implore her assistance, "Would not she give him her support? would not she add her persuasions to his, to induce Miss Woodhouse not to go to Mrs. Goddard's, till it were certain that Miss Smith's disorder had no infection? He could not be satisfied without a promise -- would not she give him her influence in procuring it?"
"So scrupulous for others," he continued, "and yet so careless for herself! She wanted me to nurse my cold by staying at home to-day, and yet will not promise to avoid the danger of catching an ulcerated sore throat herself! Is this fair, Mrs. Weston? Judge between us. Have not I some right to complain? I am sure of your kind support and aid."
Emma saw Mrs. Weston's surprize, and felt that it must be great, at an address which, in words and manner, was assuming to himself the right of first interest in her; and as for herself,..." Even Mrs. Weston was slightly taken aback.
When I read this chapter I coudn't help wonder that there weren't a lot of raised eyebrows at this at the very least, and wouldn't have been a bit surprised at any comments on Mr. Elton's expectations.
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