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|Sir Thomas is generally a good man...
Written by Felicity
(10/11/2010 2:01 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry gives me the creeps, penned by WendyBri
... and we must allow that he ignored much of the truth. Also, since he was financially responsible for his household, prudential motives must be expected. He really is generous with the Price's children and I don't wish to undermine his good qualities.
My point was simply this: the very act of lying to a guardian and asking his interefence to win an unwilling girl is blameable. Sir Thomas learned from Fanny that HC had given him a false picture of the proposal. So he had some basis to at least suspect Henry Crawford. But he didn't, because in this case he was guided by wordly vanity which seems to have disqualified his common sense.
As to if and when Sir Thomas realises how harsh or otherwise wrong he was, I'm saving it for later chapters.
Hello to you :-).
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