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Written by Nikki N
(6/30/2013 11:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A question, penned by Diba
So time had softened down much, perhaps all of peculiar attachment to him. There had been no second attachment because she had met nobody else who "had been possible to the nice tone of her mind, the fastidiousness of her taste, in the small limits of the society around them." She had refused Charles Musgrove because although he was "civil and agreeable", he did not have the "powers, or conversation, or grace," (chap 6) that might have attracted Anne. The Musgroves were good-natured, warm-hearted people, but "she would not have given up her own more elegant and cultivated mind for all their enjoyments" (chap 5).
Anne had a "nice tone of mind" and fastidious taste. Anne is also described as "elegant" more than once -- elegance of person and mind, so portraying her as dowdy is all wrong. As for Mr Elliot -- re chap 21, after she had discovered in chap 20, that Frederick was again interested in her and was jealous of Mr Elliot --
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