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|more warmth than delicacy
Written by Stephanie
(10/15/2010 11:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What to reply to first..., penned by Felicity
[Henry] had vanity, which strongly inclined him in the first place to think [Fanny] did love him, though she might not know it herself; and which, secondly, when constrained at last to admit that she did know her own present feelings, convinced him that he should be able in time to make those feelings what he wished.
Later, when he talks about 'forcing her to love him,' I can not help but feel that Fanny is perfectly justified in feeling anger and resentment at having her own feelings count for nothing. Some love, he has, that allows his ardour full rein but denies her any say in her own happiness!
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