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Written by Barb JA
(9/11/2009 7:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thanks - these are perfect explanations!, penned by Anselm
while you have been wholly engrossed on the most affectionate principle by my mother.
I think she's saying "You've been too busy to get to know Edward because you've been caring for our mother during this time, but for the sweetest reason.
I don't see any bitterness in Elinor for having to act the adult all the time. I don't see this as snide. I think she forgives them and loves them. She's softening their behavior rather than calling Marianne out on it.
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