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Written by Therese
(9/24/2013 5:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I don't see all the consequences you predict, penned by Margaret C
"And I think Mary is right in some degree: if Fanny had accepted their kind offer, "Henry would have been too happy and too busy to want any other object. He would have taken no pains to be on terms with Mrs. Rushworth again." Partly because he would spend Easter in Norfolk, showing Fanny how properly and justly he managed his estate, and partly because when he returned to London, he would be able to enjoy Mrs Rushworth's jealous attentions and despise her for them, without giving her attempts to seduce him any encouragement, and with her hatred of Fanny in such a situation, justifying his contempt of her and gratifying his vanity, her spouse and mother-in-law lowering discontentedly, monitoring her narrowly, but staying safely at her side. "
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