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Written by Nikki N
(10/7/2011 2:22 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, And yet, penned by Kathryn Ann
But Lady Russell did not desire to keep Anne more to herself, she wished Anne to marry some man of "talents and independence" worthy of her -- chap 4 --
When Anne was 22, Lady Russell wished she had accepted Carles Musgrove -- "Charles Musgrove was the eldest son of a man whose landed property and general importance were second in that country only to Sir Walter's, and of good character and appearance", but when Anne was 19, Lady Russell would have wished for someone superior to Charles Musgrove -- "Lady Russell might have asked yet for something more, while Anne was nineteen".
Lady Russell would not have been favourable to Charles either if he had propsoed to Anne when she was 19 --
In Frederick's case when Anne was 19, he was 23, a young man with his own fortune to make, and lady R feared that Anne might be "sunk by him into a state of most wearing, anxious, youth-killing dependance!"
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