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|Jane Austen writes this so succinctly
Written by Karen G
(10/10/2010 8:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A Mind led Astray & Bewildered, penned by Robbin
The idea that someone like Mary was ever attracted to Edmund was promising. That she stays interested in him is more remarkable. And that she would accept him even though he only "bended his will" to her once, is interesting. But Jane also writes Fanny's thoughts on why "the prospect of it most sorrowful to her [Fanny], independently, she believed, independently of self."
[Mary] might love, but she did not deserve Edmund by any other sentiment. Fanny believed there was scarcely a second feeling in common between them; and she [I find this line good! :)]may be forgiven by older sages for looking on the chance of Miss Crawford’s future improvement as nearly desperate, for thinking that if Edmund’s influence in this season of love had already done so little in clearing her judgment, and regulating her notions, his worth would be finally wasted on her even in years of matrimony.
Could not have said it better myself, and when did Fanny get so wise?
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