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Written by Mandy N
(5/1/2005 12:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Primrose family, penned by Anne Charlotte
I also like the Primroses. I doubt they're paragons but they try to make the best of hard times and despite the ladies showing occasional weakness for fripperies, the fmily has gumption and remains more cheery than I could under loss of fortune!
I found myself comparing Olivia and Sophia with Eleanor and Marianne. Vicar Primrose described Olivia and Sophia;
'... one entertained me with her vivacity when I was gay, the other with her sense when I was serious. But these qualities were never carried to excess in either, and I have seen them exchange charecters for a whole day together. A suit of mourning has transformed my coquette into a prude, and a new set of ribbons has given her younger her younger sister more than natural vivacity.' (ch.1)
Qualities of sense and sensibility, I wonder.
Mr Burchell's resue of Sophia from the rapid stream when the Primroses journey to their new parish reminded me of Marianne getting wet!
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