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|Yes, rude and consistent
Written by Barb JA
(9/21/2010 7:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Horses and admirals, penned by Bridget D
He felt grave twice in the conversation.
When she's talking about improvements
They went on to Hay and Harp and he seems to not be bothered.
He felt grave again after the pun, which has already been quoted above.
When talking it over with Fanny he says
Whatever Jane Austen knew or meant, it seems more consistent with the text that Edmund saw it as just rude, not coarse (not sexual).
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