Posted by kathleen (elder) on August 08, 1997 at 18:51:48:
In reply to Re: "...The vicarige corner..." posted by Lesley on August 02, 1997 at 23:13:53
] Julia, I took it to mean that Mrs. Elton resented the fact that Jane hadn't told her of the engagement. Mrs. Elton kept on insisting that Jane look for a post as governess when Jane knew all along that she was going to marry Frank (at least before the Box Hill incident). . . .
I tend to agree, but actually it is only Emma's speculation that Mrs E had shown any resentment at all. She bases her guess on Miss Bates' being "more than commonly thankful" for Mrs E's visit. Our Emma, it seems, is still able to imagine the motives of others. ;-)