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|Harsher words from Anne herself
Written by Jenny Allan
(10/12/2005 6:28 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sir Walter, penned by Emmeline
she could not but in conscience feel that they were gone who deserved not to stay, and that Kellynch Hall had passed into better hands than its owners.
She actually think her father and sister have gotten what they deserve and is only surprised that they see it is as blessing to remove to Bath and live in a tiny house, when she sees it as just desserts.
I agree wholeheartedly that JA was not shedding a single tear for Gentry such as Sir Walter who'd lost their place due to their own stupidity and excess. If George Knightley in Emma is the ideal country Gentleman, the ideal landowner and responsible patrician, than Sir Walter is the Anti-Knightley!
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