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|I find her believable
Written by Amytat
(10/26/2011 7:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Time to stir the pot on the ambivalence of Mrs Smith..., penned by jeffrey
We are told that “She had previously, in the anticipation of their marriage, been very apprehensive of losing her friend by it; but on being assured that he could have made no attempt of that nature… it immediately occurred, that something might be done in her favour by the influence of the woman he loved…
And she says, "there was nothing else to be done. I considered your marrying him as certain, though he might not yet have made the offer, and I could no more speak the truth of him, than if he had been your husband…”
This sounds to me like she’s saying what she thinks Anne wants to hear because she doesn’t want to lose her friend and is hoping Anne will help her. It may not show her in the best light but it’s the kind of thing people do. Once she’s convinced that it’s safe to speak her true feelings she does so.
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