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Written by Rebecca Mog
(10/7/2005 6:36 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Being alone with Anne, penned by Cheryl
'Captain Harville, though not equalling Captain Wentworth in manners, was a perfect gentleman'.
Capt. Harville's worth is established in comparison with CW, and while Harville's qualifications as a gentleman are impeccable, his manners aren't as good as CW's. I'm assuming here that JA is sincere in her description of CW's manners - he really does have the best = genuinely well-bred, manners.
It would presumably take a great deal for these manners to slip, even momentarily. So I think his lapse in the scene in ch. 9 with Anne is, in its quiet way, startling. :-)
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