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|Marry at haste, repent in leisure
Written by Pennie
(10/3/2006 11:09 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Partners in life, penned by Ann2
His temper might perhaps be a little soured by finding, like many others of his sex, that through some unaccountable bias in favour of beauty, he was the husband of a very silly woman
It doesn't actually say their courtship was quick, but that Mr Palmer didn't find out about Mrs Palmer's true character before he married her, indicating a quick courtship to me. I think it's the 'by finding... he was' that indicates that to me.
Lucy and Edward did not get engaged quickly, but they were engaged at a young age.
I think both of those couples let the reader know what Marianne and Willoughby's marriage would have been like if they had become engaged after only 6 weeks of knowing each other, and with Marianne only 17. If Willoughby never returns, then Marianne is better off without him, and it's fortunate that she didn't become engaged to him without knowing he was capable of disappearing suddenly. If he does return, then they can take the time to renew their acquaintance better before committing for life.
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