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|Who does she think she is? The narrator? :-)
Written by Tom P2
(10/16/2010 2:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Quite a letter from Mary in Chapter 40, penned by Angela L
There's a lot in common between "...to use a vulgar phrase, that she has got her pennyworth for her penny. ..." (MP ch40) and ...to use a most intelligible phrase, been so very ready to have him, ... (Emma ch22, regarding the Eltons).
There's also a lot in common between some old woman at Thornton Lacey to be converted (MP ch40) and Catherine, having occasion for some indispensable yard of ribbon which must be bought without a moment's delay (NA ch14). I realise that Catherine's finery is a different thing from the Edmund's clerical role, but in both cases a commentator is mocking their excessive diligence -- excessive according to the commentator, that is.
Even while I'm wondering whether to pity or censure Miss Crawford for her misjudgments, I'm definitely enjoying her panache.
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