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|The Cow again
Written by Elbč
(5/9/2008 7:42 p.m.)
Emma could not help laughing as she answered, "Upon my word, I believe you know her quite as well as I do. But, Mr. Knightley, are you perfectly sure that she has absolutely and downright accepted him. I could suppose she might in time, but can she already? Did not you misunderstand him? You were both talking of other things; of business, shows of cattle, or new drills; and might not you, in the confusion of so many subjects, mistake him? It was not Harriet's hand that he was certain of -- it was the dimensions of some famous ox." chp54
I remember someone posting about Harriet possibly being compared to a cow. I kept the thought in my this other reference to cattle caught my attention. If indeed it was JA's intension, I wonder why or what the significance is.
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