Speaking of love. Who began? ;-)
Written by Ann2
(4/14/2003 5:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Signs of Smittenhood, penned by Cheryl
] There are a couple of signs in this weeks' chapters that show Henry well on his way to being in love...
] And of course his just general enjoyment in her company. I don't think we can say he has completely fallen yet, but he is teetering, is he not? ;-)
I agree and I think his thanking Miss Morland for coming to visit Eleanor is very tactful. Whatever his father is implying by placing a young female guest in Henry's curricle, his repeated innuendo on new china being bought soon, and on early rising habits, Henry underlines this perfectly plausible reason for Catherine's visit.
But may I add another thought to do with the hyacinth exchange? I have scribbled Is Henry being bold?? next to the mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of disposition in a young lady is a great blessing. Can it be that hearing the magic four-letter word from Catherine's lips made him so? Was he a bit sorry to go away and tempted to say something more, but interrupted by the general's arrival?