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|Since the General compares Catherine's walking...
Written by Adrian
(3/12/2009 1:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch.13: Admiring the elasticity of her walk?, penned by Line
...to the "spirit" of her dancing, I wonder if he was commenting on how quickly she had overtaken them on their way back to Milsom Street. Do we know that elasticity is a physical observation? This may have been comparable to mentioning to someone that their daughter was an athletic soccer player or spirited basketball player.
I always took elastic to mean "nimble," more or less, in this context.
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