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Written by Nikki N
(10/9/2011 11:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Dissatisfied sisters., penned by Rachel G
I think Elizabeth had been selfishly enjoying herself -- chap 1 --
It was only when approaching the "years of danger" at 29 that she had "some regrets and some apprehensions ... and would have rejoiced to be certain of being properly solicited by baronet-blood within the next twelvemonth or two."
It was different for Mary. I think she had "a more willing mind" than Anne to accept Charles and be "respectably removed from the partialities and injustice of her father's house", and to gain "a little artificial importance" by marrying at a young age. But then she found herself a mother before she was 20, before she was ready for it, when she still wanted to fully enjoy "every enjoyment of youth". I have no sympathy for Elizabeth, but I have some little sympathy for Mary.
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