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Written by Kate Samson
(8/14/2003 5:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: doesn't work for me, penned by Barbara
While I agree with you Barbara that everything Marianne does certainly sets Mrs Jennings up for the next few chapters' jokes and raillery, her _intent_ certainly was not to do so. I think in the instances Jeanne indicated, it was not so much a lack of resolution to keep her feelings to herself, but a result of the lack of practice - she just didn't know how, and perhaps thought herself subtle. And Elinor should at least be glad of that sisterly concern.
On the other hand, I feel the view that Elinor has every right to be annoyed at her sister is the revelation that it was she Marianne who led Margaret on in her hypothesis to start with - _that_ showed no delicacy towards a sister's own reserve, let alone an exaggeration beyond any knowledge she knew herself.
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