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Written by Rachel G
(10/3/2010 10:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Very bad listeners, penned by Barb JA
I agree with you. Mary's suggestion that Edmund changes his career choice is impracticable and unreasonable. Quite apart from whether he would actually be happy in the law or politics, he'd have no guarantee of a decent income any time soon from legal work, and I think some serious money was usually needed for a man to oil his way into a parliamentary seat.
I give Mary some credit for having worked out what she wants in life, as has Edmund. It is a pity that she doesn't confine her attentions to men who actually fit the bill, rather than trying to change one who doesn't.
It's a pity too that Edmund has not worked out what qualities he needs in a wife, though perhaps that would be too calculating. As it is he hasn't realised that there is anything about Mary he would need to change.
Love is blind - and looking at your quote in bold from ch.27 I can't help thinking that Edmund is wilfully deaf as well!
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