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|I don't connect the colonel's sentiments with Eliza II's naivete
Written by Tom P2
(10/3/2009 4:55 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Educating Young Eliza., penned by Rachel G
I think of Colonel Brandon as an absentee guardian ("... It was a valued, a precious trust to me; and gladly would I have discharged it in the strictest sense, by watching over her education myself, had the nature of our situations allowed it; but..." --ch31), but I'd like to think that if he'd watched over her education himself, he would have aimed to make Eliza II less brittle than her mother.
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