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Written by Peter
(7/26/2012 7:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thorpe is a doof around women, for sure, penned by TimLee
Thorp is a braggart and a silly ass. I think that is just what JA meant him to be and anyone, male or female with their wits about them should be able to spot it. Some men of this type do tend to put it on more before women than with men, but the tendency is always there, always visible to the observant. It is a habit. My only wonder is that there are girls who seem to lap it up. Iíve seen them.
It might be a slight flaw in the plot to have James Morland and him as friends, but too slight to be of consequence. In any case one must distinguish between a twenty something theology student and a senior army field officer of about fifty.
Ladies, you must allow me to speak from the point of view of a man who served in the RAF (some time ago now). Judgement of character is of paramount importance, even to a junior officer, even to an NCO. For a senior officer, for one of field rank such a defect is unpardonable. No excuses now Ė Tilney is a clot and a General who is a clot is a very dangerous man. Thatís scary!
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