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Written by Robbin
(9/12/2009 9:46 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Other way around, rather, penned by Mary Anne
She [Elinor] could easily conceive that marriage might not be immediately in their power; for though Willoughby was independent, there was no reason to believe him rich. His estate had been rated by Sir John at about six or seven hundred a year; but he lived at an expense to which that income could hardly be equal, and he had himself often complained of his poverty.
It seems Willoughby lives beyond his means. This combined with his criticism of Col Brandon in Ch. 10 of “who has more money than he can spend, more time than he knows how to employ, and two new coats every year” and “and I cannot persuade him to buy my brown mare” makes me think Willoughby is envious of Col Brandon’s wealth and situation. (:D)
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