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Written by Siobhan
(4/24/2003 9:02 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Distracted Henry, penned by Cheryl
] I love this, for it so clearly shows the state of Henry's mind. He's just proposed to and been accepted by Catherine and they have to interrupt this happy moment with a visit to Mrs. Allen, of all people! And our witty, teasing, smart as a whip, never without an ironic observation Henry is so distracted he is at a loss for words. One of the few times in his life, I'd be willing to bet. Makes me want to squoosh his cheeks and go "awwww, poor poopy" :-}
LOL!! Yes, indeed! I think it shows how very much he was in love with Catherine. It must have been extremely hard sitting still with Mrs. Allan at such a time!
] One of my favorites is the last line:
] "I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience. "
Indeed. This whole novel is full wonderful lines like this. I catch a different one every time I read it!
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