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|Lucy calling Elinor a liar
Written by Barbara
(10/1/2009 12:46 a.m.)
[Lucy & Anne's] presence always gave her pain, and she hardly knew how to make a very gracious return to the overpowering delight of Lucy in finding her still in town.
What a lot of nerve Lucy has! Back in Ch. 24, Elinor "blushed for the insincerity of Edward's future wife". Lucy had told her that Edward would be in town in February, and now she is clearly implying that Elinor has stayed in London to see him--and always meant to do just that.
I'm still not to the point where I can understand Elinor's readiness to acquit Edward, but I can join her in feeling sorry for him thinking of him married to someone like this and "the melancholy persuasion that Edward was not only without affection for the person who was to be his wife, but that he had not even the chance of being tolerably happy in marriage". Poor Edward. And poor Elinor for haing to put up with more of this from Lucy.
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