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|How frequent is occasionally?
Written by Stephen VI
(6/30/2013 7:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A question, penned by Diba
As to how frequent those pangs were after eight years, I wouldn't care to hazard a guess.
As to your question, I think not, as we are told in chapter 17:
"Mr Elliot is an exceedingly agreeable man, and in many respects I think highly of him," said Anne; "but we should not suit."
The same image of Mr Elliot speaking for himself brought Anne to composure again. The charm of Kellynch and of "Lady Elliot" all faded away. She never could accept him. And it was not only that her feelings were still adverse to any man save one; her judgement, on a serious consideration of the possibilities of such a case was against Mr Elliot. etc.
Unlike other books by Jane Austen, in Persuasion there seems to be no concern mentioned about a woman of twenty seven of small fortune being still unmarried. On her father's death, Anne would only have the income from her share of the ten thousand that Sir Walter Elliot could leave to his daughters(chapter 24), so in rejecting William Elliot, she would be making a brave decision.
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