You be Frank & I'll be Ernest.
Written by nan duval
(4/22/2008 8:03 p.m.)
Discussing going to the Bates' to hear the new pianoforte Frank says:
"But (with a smile) if Col. Campbell should have employed a careless friend, and if it should prove to have an indifferent tone—what shall I say? I shall be no support to Mrs. Weston. She might do very well by herself. A disagreeable truth would be palatable through her lips, but I am the wretchedest being in the world at a civil falsehood."
"I do not believe any such thing," replied Emma.—"I am persuaded that you can be as insincere as your neighbours, when it is necessary;"(Chapter 27)
Does anyone else feel that Emma might be more perceptive than she realizes in this statement. Could young Mr Churchill's name be a bit of irony?