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Written by Cheryl
(4/21/2003 5:29 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: True friendship, penned by Christen M
] A great mark of true friendship--the painful duty of an every-now-and-then rebuke. Like Mr. Knightley to Emma at Box Hill.
Exactly so. The duties of friendship are not always pleasant.
] he guides her gently (yet firmly) in this area much as he and Eleanor taught her how to view the landscape near Bath with an eye for painting.
Yes. This is yet another learning experience for Catherine, another step in her progress and Henry the gentle teacher.
] And such behaviour afterwards--"he paid her rather more attention than usual"--how soothing and sweet he is! And then his hat sat so well... :)
] Oh, for all his high spirits and wit, I love Henry best in this passage, I believe.
This bit, I think I've mentioned before, is one of my favorites, where Henry shows his true colors. He is not just a witty performer - he is profoundly caring and thoughtful, never again alluding to the incident. So attractive in a man.
And when you combine that with a hat which sits so well - Catherine didn't have a chance! ;-)
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