I was continuing with....
Written by Reeba
(9/17/2009 3:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Then why can't she do that now?, penned by kathleen (elder)
speculation about Elinor's life which I had meandered into when I mentioned Emma, and Elinor's lack of conversation partners before Edward.
I think *now* that it is Edward's conversation what she's missing, which seems to have taken place quite often while she drew and painted and he admired it as a 'lover' and not a 'connoisseur' and a man of taste which gave Marianne much woe.