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|GR: Partial to the clergy
Written by Cheryl
(4/2/2003 3:08 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Isabella's past, penned by Cherie
I read this differently. Here's the quote:
"She liked him [Mr. Tilney] the better for being a clergyman, 'for she must confess herself very partial to the profession'; and something like a sigh escaped her as she said it."
I didn't take this as meaning that she'd had her heart broken by a member of the clergy, but as a hint to Catherine about her brother James, who is at Oxford. While it isn't stated that James is studying for the clergy, his father is a clergyman, and I think a reasonable assumption can be made as to James' future profession.
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