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|Well of course I agree! :-)
Written by Maisy
(9/20/2005 5:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I Think..., penned by BarbaraB
But we must consider the fact that, at this point in the story, Anne has no other prospects and there is no reason to think that any other suitor will present himself any time soon. Anne is doomed to remain in a home where she is neither appreciated nor stimulated. Her bloom is fading and her spirits are sinking. In Lady Russell's point of view, Charles Musgrove would have been a vast improvement over such conditions.
LR now hopes that a suitable match might arise out of some new acquaintance in Bath. So far, we have no reason (yet!) to believe that she will be mercenary in pushing Anne toward a match that is doomed to repeat the problems of her parents' marriage (staying within the parameters of this week's chapters). :-)
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