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|I agree, and maybe he thinks Elinor suit him better?
Written by Therése
(9/24/2006 5:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sir John's schemes, penned by Tina T
I think he tries to make justice to Willoughby of whom he know only little but he seem to be a nice person, but at the same time wishing Marianne for his friend who he probably think deserve her more (knowing Colonel Brandons past, and he being a perticular friend).
Also (but here I don't know if I give to much credit to Sir John) I think that he might have reflected that a delicate woman like Marianne would need a more steadfast husband like Colonel Brandon, and that Willoughby might be better off with a sensible young woman like Elinor to keep him in check a little.
When Sir John uses the phrase "setting one's cap at xxx" the second time after Marianne has reproached him about using that kind of expressions, I think he is partly teasing her a little, showing that he didn't take offence and that he dosen't much care, he will still use the same words and the uncultivated expressions if he like, since he thinks them funny.
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