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|These are Sir Walter's thoughs on the Musgroves:
Written by Graciela
(10/4/2011 12:27 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lady Russell in the middle, penned by Kevin S.
All equality of alliance must rest with Elizabeth, for Mary had merely connected herself with an old country family of respectability and large fortune, and had therefore given all the honour, and received none: Elizabeth would, one day or other, marry suitably. (Ch. 1; JA's emphasis)
So Mary married well, but it was not a great alliance (in Sir Walter's eyes).
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