Rank is rank
Written by teri-mc
(10/10/2005 3:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Exceedingly sought after?, penned by Robbin
>>I would not have thought Sir Walter and Elizabeth would willingly place themselves in any situation in which they are not top dog. How is their vanity to be pleased by doing this?<<
Mr. Elliot says:
You may depend upon it, that they will move in the first set in Bath this winter, and as rank is rank, your being known to be related to them will have its use in fixing your family (our family, let me say) in that degree of consideration which we must all wish for
A baronet is the bottom of the nobility rung. It is in his best interestes to make connections either with family or friends who are of a higher rank than he. I can very easily see SW and Elizabeth falling over themselves to ingratiate themselves with the Vicountess.