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Written by Emmeline
(6/19/2006 4:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, LOL Moment in L&F, penned by Robbin
This line made me laugh. She has already told us his name, so there is no need for concealment.
'No! Never shall it be said that I obliged my father.'
It says in the Explanatory Notes 'such a difference of opinion between fathers (or sometimes guardians) and offspring is traditional in comedies; for example, in Sheridan's The Rivals (1771), a play in which JA acted, Sir Anthony Absolute demands obedience in matters matrimonial from his son, Captain Absolute.' [Oxford World's Classics, Catharine and Other Writings]
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