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|As inhumane as Mr. C is, and (we hope) atypical,...
Written by Adrian
(6/12/2007 11:54 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Obnoxious man!, penned by Rachel G
...his attitude was not completely out of the mainstream. The fate of Maria Bertram in MP did not draw objection from Edmund, a considerably more empathetic and intelligent clergyman than Mr. Collins [happy to discuss on the MP or Austentations board], and I feel safe to say that in JA's England there were many who would consider Mr. Collins's remedy the correct one if the family had the self-discipline to carry it out. Doubtless there were also more understanding souls in JA's time as well.
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