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|Fanny's selective memory.
Written by Rachel G
(10/16/2010 2:01 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Politeness and good behavior, penned by Ramya
Hmm - everybody's feelings except Fanny's, I think. Here's a line from ch.28 when Sir Thomas has invited Henry to breakfast on the day William is to leave Mansfield:-
She had hoped to have William all to herself the last morning. It would have been an unspeakable indulgence. But though her wishes were overthrown, there was no spirit of murmuring within her. On the contrary, she was so totally unused to have her pleasure consulted, or to have anything take place at all in the way she could desire, that she was more disposed to wonder and rejoice in having carried her point so far, than to repine at the counteraction which followed.
It is a measure of how uncomfortable things are at Portsmouth that Mansfield looks idyllic by comparison.
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