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|The Elliots in Bath:new location,same reflections
Written by Tara O'Donnell
(10/10/2005 8:51 a.m.)
" Here were funds of enjoyment! Could Anne wonder that her father and sister were happy? She might not wonder, but she must sigh that her father should feel no degradation in his change, should see nothing to regret in the duties and dignity of the resident landholder, should find so much to be vain of in the littlenesses of a town; and she must sigh, and smile, and wonder too, as Elizabeth threw open the folding-doors, and walked with exultation from one drawing-room to the other, boasting of their space: at the possibility of that woman, who had been mistress of Kellynch Hall, finding extent to be proud of between two walls, perhaps thirty feet asunder."
And why shouldn't they be thrilled-no one bothers them about debt anymore,Mrs. Clay is on hand to lend her sidekick sentiments(and much more tolerable looking,thanks to Gowlands!)and Sir W has plenty of people to find unattractive"the streets are full of scarecrows" after all:)
Of course,one of the big changes that Sir W & Elizabeth really care about is the return of Mr. Elliot. Even Anne sees only the
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