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|It's just as well for his parish that he settles there, then
Written by Tom P2
(4/24/2012 5:08 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Austen's best clergyman (long), penned by Mary Anne
While he embodies those values, I get the impression that he doesn't have much time for his parishioners before he's banished from Northanger.
He delegates so much to his curate that he usually isn't needed at Woodston on Sundays, and spends nearly half his time away. The improvements at the parsonage probably take another chunk of his time. His dogs, guns, and curricle (as opposed to a more economical gig) seem more like a gentleman's indulgences than anything else.
His estrangement from the general would be the parish's gain -- and Eleanor's loss, so thank goodness for sudden viscounts!
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