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Written by Rae
(9/27/2006 1:01 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mrs. Jennings' gossip, penned by Barbara
I do not like Mrs Jennings' gossiping at all. I think she goes beyond rather overenthusiastic joshing, which is how Sir John's behaviour could be seen, and tips into prying. It is one thing to tease people about things they have revealed, or that they at least know how you know. It is quite another to do as she does and actively find out confidential information. Even worse is then to pass on what you have found out by such underhand means.
I do not think she has ever seen Miss Williams - this whole exchange has the feel of her elaborating on some very thin information, and I think that that may well be how Elinor views it.
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