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Written by Bridget D
(10/2/2010 1:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mistakes do not equal Poor Intent, penned by Robbin
No I never said that he wasn't serious about raising his children in that way.... ??? At least I certainly did not mean to imply that.. I think that he's a very serious man adn I never said that he did not have "good intent"...
I said that he was conflicted...I think that his worldly side conflicts very much with his "very very moral" side..
but my point is that surely he must know what Tom is like.. he must know that he's a selfish young chap and is likely to get inot financial trouble.. so why not put him on a reasonable allowance and then say "If you get into debt, you're on your own.." or "if you get into debt, Im going ot haul you back to Mansfield and cut off your allowance... or put you in the army or some occupation..."
I think that it shows up all through the book that Sir Thomas while well meaning, is torn between a very rigid "moralism" and a worldly side..
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