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|GR: It runs in the Jennings family
Written by Art
(9/1/2003 6:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR:Mothering Mariannne, penned by Barbara
] The thought that a broken heart such as Marianne's could be cured by sitting by the fire, having company over for cards, eating dried cherries, olives and sweetmeats, and taking such remedy as worked well for the late Mr. Jennings' gout do show that the dear old lady really *is* lacking in the type of feeling that Marianne and Elinor have, just as they have thought all along!
Was anyone else struck by the similarity between Mrs. Jennings's treatment of Marianne, and Lady Middleton's treatment of little Annamaria back at Barton in chapter 21? Is Mrs. Jennings, then, treating Marianne as a three-year-old?
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