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Written by Colin P
(8/13/2003 3:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR - Mrs. D & CB, penned by Lisa Dalrymple
] I wonder ... if CB and Mrs. D could form an attachment? I can't talk about his true personality yet, so maybe they really aren't suited for each other, but I wonder if there could eventually be anything between them? I can't imagine it was totally unheard of for a man to marry a woman who was only a few years older than himself.
There is one unanswerable reason why they cannot marry. The Dashwood family tree is already too complicated. The book already needs a family tree to illustrate Chapter 1; with Mrs Dashwood remarrying the chain of stepmothers and stepfathers would be too much for the average reader to comprehend.
Of course, next comes the question of who would stand to inherit Brandon's money in this case. But that way lies madness...
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