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Written by Nikki N
(7/1/2013 11:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Never polished, penned by Stephen VI
I don't think Anne deliberately refused to from an attachment to anyone else, but she had not met anyone else, in her limited society, who could attract her. She did have some thoughts of Capt Benwick, after Charles told her that Benwick was interested in her -- re chap 15 --
"There can be no doubt that Lady Russell and Anne were both occasionally thinking of Captain Benwick from this time. Lady Russell could not hear the door-bell without feeling that it might be his herald; nor could Anne return from any stroll of solitary indulgence in her father's grounds, or any visit of charity in the village, without wondering whether she might see him or hear of him. Captain Benwick came not, however. He was either less disposed for it than Charles had imagined, or he was too shy; and after giving him a week's indulgence, Lady Russell determined him to be unworthy of the interest which he had been beginning to excite."
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