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|The great uncle´s miniature...
Written by MarianneR
(9/13/2009 12:43 p.m.)
I was amused to read Elinor reproving Margaret in behalf of Willoughby and Mariannne in ch.12: "...they had not known each other a week, I believe, before you were certain that Marianne wore his picture round her neck; but it turned out to be only the miniature of our great uncle."
But in fact I was wondering whether it was common for a young girl to wear a miniature of her great uncle round her neck? The second question is, who´s picture was it? Sir John´s? Or some deceased uncle? But as Margaret did believe it to be a miniature of Willoughby, Marianne didn´t seem to have worn it before. Why? Was it a new gift or did she advertently want to make people believe it was Willoughby´s? Or did she even hope to induce him to replace it? But perhaps I should rather curb my fantasy...
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