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|GR Great Paragraphs, Indeed
Written by BarbaraB
(9/1/2003 1:06 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR delicious paragraphs in chapter 34, penned by alexl
] The same manners however, which recommended Mrs. John Dashwood to the good opinion of Lady Middleton, did not suit the fancy of Mrs. Jennings, and to her she appeared nothing more than a little proud-looking woman of uncordial address, who met her husband's sisters without any affection, and almost without having anything to say to them; for of the quarter of an hour bestowed on Berkeley Street, she sat at least seven minutes and a half in silence.
] Has Fanny met her match in lady Middleton for vacuity.
Hmmmmm, it's a toss up, they are equally obnoxious. :-)
] Mrs Jennings silent for 7 1/2 minutes.
I could be wrong (correct me if I am) but I interpreted this as meaning Mrs. Jennings observed that Mrs. John Dashwood did not speak to her sisters, Marianne and Elinor by marriage, for seven and a half minutes. Unless she was listening to a bit of gossip, I can't begin to picture Mrs. Jennings quiet for that length of time with company in the room. Surely the earth would tilt off its axis. She is a fun character though.
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