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Written by Cheryl
(10/3/2011 6:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Anne's generous heart, penned by Kevin S.
Yes, it shows her generous spirit, but I find this passage to be just heartbreaking.
"Excepting one short period of her life, she had never, since the age of fourteen, never since the loss of her dear mother, known the happiness of being listened to, or encouraged by any just appreciation or real taste." (ch. 6)
It's been 13 yrs since her mother died and, except for those few, short months with Frederick, there has been no one in her life who is her intellectual equal. No one to listened to or encourage her, whose opinion and discernment she would trust. Anne's loneliness, her sense of emotional and intellectual isolation is palpable here and it just breaks my heart.
(Aside to Kevin - don't forget to give a chapter number when quoting. Thanks!)
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