Posted by Kathleen (Kaf) on July 20, 1997 at 00:19:51:
In reply to "Cheerful manner.." posted by Julia on July 19, 1997 at 18:21:55
] Here is how I think the passage should be interpeted:
] "Mr. Knightley had a cheerful manner which always did (Mr. Woodhouse) good, and (Mr. W's) many inquiries after "poor Isabella"...
Isn't it interesting how differently people can interpret somthing. I read that as saying that Mr. Knightley was cheerful and that did Mr. Knightley good (ie, people liked being around him because of his cheerfulness).