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|GR: No, you are mistaken!
Written by Christen M
(4/12/2003 12:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: "Thorpeness" LOL!, penned by Cheryl
] I love that new word you made up there. ;-)
You have not the pleasure of understanding me, my dear! Just look in your Austen Dictionary!
Thorpeness. n. A state of behavior similar to one of the Thorpes, particularly John Thorpe and/or Isabella Thorpe. Embodiment of a rude, careless, artful, and/or conceited manner. Opposite of Tilneyness. Thorpey. adj. Disagreeable, unkind, wanting in real affection, boastful/arrogant, insincere.
(Thank you, I was quite proud of myself in fact) :)
] I quite agree with you. Your heart just sinks when you read that, doesn't it?
] And then when she is so desperate to go to the Tilneys and they physically restrain her. UGH! You can just feel her despair.
] That Jane. Is she good or what? ;-)
Of course she is wonderful as usual. But haven't you also been in a situation like that? Perhaps not like that really, but one which gave you the same sensations ('this cannot be happening to me)?? It makes it so much worse!
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