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|Apologies, this is part of my previous message
Written by Anselm
(9/9/2009 5:27 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, However,, penned by Anselm
Sorry, I should have included this with my previous message. It's interesting that Mrs D's first impression (now there's an evocative phrase for JA fans!!) of John was that he was "incapable of generosity" (Ch.3), but that she revised that opinion in the light of his promise to her father, who had told her of it. An interesting case of the reverse of P&P, methinks, where "First Impressions" (the original title of that novel) turn out to be wrong, whereas here they are right - and the person receiving the impression is a woman of great "sensibility" to boot. Her gut instinct is effectively counteracted by a piece of hard evidence, albeit a mere form of words at present - and that in itself ought to have given her pause for thought, surely? "I must admit that I may have misjudged John, but I'll reserve judgment until I see if he makes good on his promise".
I guess she's one of those dear sorts who's willing to believe the best of people on not much evidence.
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