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|Annoying Mrs. Dashwood. Elinor is definitely more..
Written by Reeba
(9/28/2006 3:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Willoughby's departure, penned by Barbara
"She thought of what had just passed with anxiety and distrust. Willoughby's behaviour in taking leave of them, his embarrassment, and affectation of cheerfulness, and, above all, his unwillingness to accept her mother's invitation, a backwardness so unlike a lover -- so unlike himself, greatly disturbed her".
And yet, her thoughts about her sister are so gentle and concerned;
"...her sister's affliction was indubitable; and she thought with the tenderest compassion ...."
But Mrs. Dashwood's comments to Elinor are unbelievable.
"Oh! Elinor, how incomprehensible are your feelings! You had rather take evil upon credit than good. You had rather look out for misery for Marianne and guilt for poor Willoughby, than an apology for the latter. You are resolved to think him blameable,..."
"If you were to see them at the altar, you would suppose they were going to be married. Ungracious girl!..."
Does she *know* her elder daughter???
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