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Written by BarbaraB
(9/19/2005 1:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lady Russell: Ch 1, penned by Cheryl
What caught my eye was the remainder of this sentence: "...;and on her kindness and advice, Lady Elliot mainly relied for the best help and maintenance of the good principles and instruction which she had been anxiously giving her daughters." It seems Lady Russell's imprint was firmly on the girls as they were growing up. Somehow, though, Elizabeth was influenced more by her father's personality than the combined efforts of her mother and Lady R. As you did, I also picked up on the fact that Lady R was Anne's godmother. I agree with you that JA mostly points out her positive characteristics but, did underline "she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them." At the time it's mentioned JA gives the impression it's a minor thing with the use of 'a little'. However, the word 'blinded'... Ummmmmm.
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