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Written by BarbaraB
(10/27/2005 10:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "And when I think of Benwick", penned by Maisy
My mind is running on empty here (tiring day) and I find it hard to even think in a straight line. I think that basically I'm agreeing with you (I'm definitely not disagreeing) but something is bothering me about FW's constancy. Does anyone think that because he has actually truely loved her all along, that this counts as complete constancy when he worked so hard against any recognition of his love for her all these years, didn't renew his addresses once he could provide a decent life for her or even when he first came back into the area? His resentment was obvious in the cold way he treated her, the way he shot zings her way under the guise of conversation with others and in the way he openly accepted the attentions of the Musgrove young ladies, etc. Don't get me wrong, he's definitely a keeper and Anne has no intention of doing anything less this time around. He's the one! And the outpouring of feeling and love in his letter certainly makes up for lost ground and then some. I was just wondering...(and who knows, after a decent night's sleep, I might even wonder why I ever wondered) :)
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