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|I see it the other way round! :-)
Written by Line
(5/14/2007 6:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I see Elizabeth's feelings here..., penned by Reeba
I see Elizabeth as a deeply idealistic young woman who has suddenly had to realize that even her nearest and dearest don't share (anywhere near) the same high standards she does. Just because she needs to learn that people's circumstances differ, doesn't mean she shouldn't have ideals. At the moment she is sharply disappointed, which accounts for her being so critical, but give her a chance to get used to the idea first! ;-) I find her the absolute opposite of neurotic - in fact I admire her for caring so much.
BTW, thanks for the definition of "scheme" from Johnson's Dictionary! I looked up "scheme" in my Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary and found this:
1-a) a systemic plan or arrangement for work, action, etc.
Clearly, in today's English the word "scheme" is usually used in the negative sense of #3, but from your information, in the 18th century it didn't even have that negative meaning yet.
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