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|GR: One knows not what to think
Written by Ann2
(4/23/2003 4:25 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Brothers and Sisters: The Tilneys, Week4, penned by Cheryl
] I wonder here, if Henry and Eleanor are thinking of Eleanor’s suitor, who before he became a viscount, was not considered rich or eligible enough?
Must they not also have been wondering what made the general so eager, why he urges Henry to court Catherine? As you say, they knew from experience he was very particular. If Henry knows his own heart by now, why does he not let Catherine know? I suppose he might be afraid to declare himself, afraid to believe in his good fortune?
] And I love this part, where Henry, speaking to Eleanor is being ironical again
] “’Prepare for your sister-in-law, Eleanor, and such a sister-in-law as you must delight in! Open, candid, artless, guileless, with affections strong but simple, forming no pretensions, and knowing no disguise.’
By this time Henry, who has lived in the world and is all too familiar with its Isabella Thorpes, has fallen in love has he not , and in listing Catherine's good qualities probably sincerely congratulates himself on having found such a treasure. I hear a warmth in his voice here beneath the irony.
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