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Written by JulieW
(10/31/2008 10:54 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Yes, it has always seemed to me..., penned by Line
She can only envisage that being elevated to the baronetcy is the ultimate earthly reward .
The joke is that she never considers that Wentworth might do something stunning which would raise him to the dizzy heights of baron, or viscount or an earl or a marquess or even a duke.
She has the Elliot pride and the Elliot myopia. She can only envisage that a baronetcy would be the highest honour to which Captain Wentworth might aspire....
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