Posted by Laraine on August 11, 1997 at 10:44:04:
In reply to Cole's Party - can you hear it? posted by Robyn on August 10, 1997 at 04:50:20
] As the camera focuses back on Emma and Mrs Weston, you can just hear Frank saying: "So I pretended to..." Hmmm!!!
I think it's there, Robyn. My idea was that he was telling Jane about having put the "Mr. Dixon bought the pianoforte" idea into Emma's head. There's a similar scene in the book, in which Frank and Jane are sharing a joke that Emma is not in on (this is after the Coles' party)...
"What felicity it is to hear a tune again which has made one happy!-- If I mistake not that was danced at Weymouth."
She [Jane] looked up at him for a moment, coloured deeply, and played something else. He took some music from a chair near the pianoforte, and turning to Emma, said,
"Here is something quite new to me. Do you know it?--Cramer.-- And here are a new set of Irish melodies. That, from such a quarter, one might expect. This was all sent with the instrument. Very thoughtful of Colonel Campbell, was not it?--He knew Miss Fairfax could have
no music here. I honour that part of the attention particularly; it shews it to have been so thoroughly from the heart. Nothing hastily done; nothing incomplete. True affection only could have prompted it."
Emma wished he would be less pointed, yet could not help being amused; and when on glancing her eye towards Jane Fairfax she caught the remains of a smile, when she saw that with all the deep blush of consciousness, there had been a smile of secret delight, she had less scruple in the amusement, and much less compunction with respect to her.--This amiable, upright, perfect Jane Fairfax was apparently cherishing very reprehensible feelings.