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|GR: Mrs Allen
Written by Emmeline
(4/3/2003 8:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Mrs Allen, anyone?, penned by Cheryl
] Do you have any favorite Mrs. Allen bits?
What about these:
'Mrs Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them. She had neither beauty, genius, accomplishment, nor manner. The air of a gentlewoman, a great deal of quiet, inactive good temper, and a trifling turn of mind, were all that could account for her being the choice of a sensible, intelligent man, like Mr Allen.' [chapter 2]
'Do you understand muslins, sir?'...'Men commonly take so little notice of those things, I can never get Mr Allen to know one of my gowns from another. You must be a great comfort to your sister, sir.'...etc. [chapter 3]
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