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Written by Cheryl
(10/15/2011 5:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, who  was suffering most, penned by Stephanie
I love this quote from ch. 7 when Charles has decided he is going to the dinner to meet Captain Wentworth:
"Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. Mary knew, from Charles's manner of speaking, that he was quite determined on going, and that it would be of no use to tease him."
This incident in Lyme seems to be another one of those situations.
"And, in short, she said more than her husband could long withstand; and as none of the others could oppose when he gave way, there was no help for it: the change of Mary for Anne was inevitable."
Just like Mary knew it would do no good to argue with Charles in ch. 7, Charles knows it will do no good to argue with Mary in ch. 12 - regardless of what we may want. ;-)
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