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Written by teri-mc
(9/28/2005 5:19 p.m.)
her being unwell and out of spirits, was almost a matter of course. Though better endowed than the elder sister, Mary had not Anne's understanding or temper. While well, and happy, and properly attended to, she had great good humour and excellent spirits; but any indisposition sunk her completely. She had no resources for solitude; and inheriting a considerable share of the Elliot self-importance, was very prone to add to every other distress that of fancying herself neglected and ill-used. In person, she was inferior to both sisters, and had, even in her bloom, only reached the dignity of being "a fine girl."
I'm confused by what it means that "in person she was inferior to both sisters" but just a few lines earlier it says that she "was better endowed" than the elder sister. What her personality inferior to E and A while her figure was better? What exactly is meant by "endowed" my dictionary means to have property. Or did that mean she got a dowery while the older sister didn't?
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