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|Give her a break
Written by Tara O'Donnell
(10/24/2005 9:44 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, should we like Mrs. Smith?, penned by Margaret H
"My dear," was Mrs. Smith's reply, "there was nothing else to be done. I considered your marrying him as certain, though he might not yet have made the offer, and I could no more speak the truth of him, than if he had been your husband. My heart bled for you as I talked of happiness; and yet he is sensible, he is agreeable, and with such a woman as you, it was not absolutely hopeless. He was very unkind to his first wife. They were wretched together. But she was too ignorant and giddy for respect, and he had never loved her. I was willing to hope that you must fare better."
In other words,she was being realistic. Many people refuse to believe anything bad about their loved ones and simply wind up turning on the very person who only wants to help them. Life
Considering her health and money probelms,I can be more understanding of her dealings with Anne here. I do believe her when she says she hoped for better treatment for Anne.
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