As John and Fanny let them down,
Written by Mandy N
(1/25/2013 8:46 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, comfy?, penned by Bridget d
I think the Dashwood ladies fortunate to have a generous relative in Sir John. I know the Middletons are not the easiest neighbors for them, but Sir John and Mrs Jennings did try to help with their living circumstances; such a contrast to John's lack of help and Fanny's uncharitable coldness!
Indeed, if not for Sir John Middleton, I would have to wonder if the Dashwood ladies would have to go on the parish but I suppose if they were in any real distress Edward may intervene with Fanny who may've allowed John to help abit to avoid any embarrassment of relatives in dire poverty ?
Agree, the Dashwood ladies would be hard placed for much social life except Sir John invites them to dine at Barton Park for every day and through the Barton Park parties with local gentlefolk which Marianne hates ;) The Dashwoods at least retain some opportunity to socialize with local people and meet potential suitors.