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Written by Reeba
(9/5/2009 8:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Many cunning tricks and a great deal of noise, penned by Barbara
In contrast to this; (I won't quote what Barbara already has)
"....who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions...[quote]...as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters. He meant not to be unkind however, and, as a mark of his affection for the three girls, he left them a thousand pounds a-piece.
This change of heart came to soon for too little. The narrator herself is seriously displeased, and is quite ironic when she details the qualities of the 2 parties concerned especially the second highlighted part which seems to drip with irony.
It would seem that the old gentleman on seeing the little boy hastened to ensure that some more generations will be settled in Sussex.
I sincerely doubt that the old gentleman was very much taken by the described behaviour of the little boy. :-)
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