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Written by Kate M.
(4/2/2003 9:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Speaking of Isabella,, penned by Dorrie
She probably valued all the reliability in him that she lacked. She would never need to fear scandal on his part, there would never be cruel gossip, thanks to him. And if he's like his sister, he may have liked her first--which added another benefit.
] Is being the son of a clergyman a good enough catch to warrant this kind of attention?
The Thorpes seem to be very low on the social scale--and a clergyman, while not always rich, generally was accorded great respect. Look at the Mr. Collins and Lady Catherine; the Grants and the Bertrams. Being a clergyman's wife may have given her the delights of paling around with the rich and famous. And at twenty-one, she was probably getting rather old and anxious to get married.
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