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|Teasing, teasing, man!
Written by Joan Ellen
(4/20/2008 12:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What exactly is Frank speaking of here?, penned by Kytti
"Yes -- I have called there... She is a woman that one may, that one must laugh at; but that one would not wish to slight. It was better to pay my visit, then" --
Emma's interpretation: "I didn't WANT to call on Miss Bates but civility demanded it. So I felt it was better to pay my visit to her FIRST, then I could be free to devote my remaining time solely to YOU."
"In short," said he, "perhaps, Miss Woodhouse -- I think you can hardly be quite without suspicion -- "
Emma's interpretation: "In short," said he, "perhaps, Miss Woodhouse -- I think you can hardly be quite without suspicion -- that I'm desperately in love with you!"
Only time will tell what he really meant. ;-)
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