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Written by Line
(3/24/2009 7:48 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Right, I don't think he'd give her the time of day ..., penned by TimLee
Lynn, your explanation makes me feel a little better: Frederick wouldn't be interested in someone like Catherine because he wouldn't know how to value a girl with high principles anyway, and wouldn't consider her worth his time beyond mere politeness. (Did I get that right?)
However, I don't know if it works: Henry and Eleanor talk about what high standards their brother always claimed to have when looking for his future wife, yet in the Bath scenes he seemed like a seasoned flirt to me, who moved right in on Isabella despite knowing about her engagement.
(TimLee, I'm thinking of Mr. Darcy, who was so scrupulous about not giving Elizabeth any encouragement that he went overboard and couldn't even show common politeness when they found themselves alone together. Captain Tilney seems to be his polar opposite, a real "party boy", whose family perhaps doesn't know quite how far he goes when he's away from them...) It still all boils down to the fact that *her* behaviour is what really matters, not his. :-(
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