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|False humility and fishing for compliments
Written by Jace
(10/25/2005 11:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But she does not seem blind to Mr Elliots attentions, penned by Farah-Naz
I read this as Elizabeth actually being convinced of the "truth" in whatever Mrs. Clay was saying, but brushing them off, pretending as if she couldn't care less, and deep down, her heart (what heart?) is giddily dancing for joy. :P
A bit like Sir Walter in Chapter 15 where he compliments Colonel Wallis's looks, saying that every woman was looking at him (Wallis) in admiration. Only to be praised by the narrator as Modest Sir Walter (lol), and be complimented by both Elizabeth and Mrs. Clay that he (Sir Walter) is likewise good looking and not even sandy-haired.
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