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Written by Marie C
(6/16/2007 2:03 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The art of conversation, penned by Graciela
IMHO, JA, as you say Graciela, does not imply "that only persons that were good at conversasion were well-bred", but that the effort of carrying conversation even in awkward circumstances, i.e when people have nothing much in common, is proof of true good breeding. She implies that genuine politeness stems from the heart, and not from income. Both the Bingley sisters and Mrs Annesley know this rule of good breeding. However rich and well educated the Bingley sisters are, on the occasion they were acting rudely in not making that effort at conversation.
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