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Written by Ellen M
(3/15/2009 8:01 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How about..., penned by Karen G.
is really funny. John Thorpe is *such* an idiot. I think he's one of JA's best comic characters. He's hilarious to read and he doesn't border on caricature like some of her other comic characters (Mrs. Bennet comes to mind).
However, I think I would hate to be pestered by him in real life.
And away she went. It was not in the power of all his gallantry to detain her longer. With such news to communicate, and such a visit to prepare for, her departure was not to be delayed by anything in his nature to urge; and she hurried away, leaving him to the undivided consciousness of his own happy address, and her explicit encouragement.
I laugh when I read this; and yet, oh dear, what future mortifications are in store for Catherine from John Thorpe?
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