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Written by Katy B
(4/25/2006 11:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, COL Lines !, penned by MandyN
I like this one too:
The lines you quote, MandyN, also remind me of my thoughts about mothers. I could definitely see myself in the passage at the beginning of Chapter 30, in which Mrs. Morland reacts to her daughter's uncharacteristic sadness: She allows it to pass for a few days, but finally uses some sarcasm (what mother hasn't!!) in her "gentle reproof" to Catherine - "I am afraid you are growing quite a fine lady. I do not know when poor Richard's cravats would be done if he had no friend but you...you have had a long run of amusement, and now you must try to be useful."
She assumes that what is bothering Catherine continues to be General Tilney (which is what she - the mother - knows about, but there is so much she doesn't know!!). Mothers often run on about things, taking the high moral ground, when sometimes, they just don't get it!!! ;-}
I love the part where Mrs. Morland suggests a book that contains an essay about being spoiled by great acquaintance, goes off to get it, and by the time she returns, Catherine's state of mind has completely changed by the appearance of none other than Henry Tilney!! :-D
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