jj's got it
Posted by MB on September 25, 1997 at 14:20:34:
In response to Mr. Knightley's envy, written by jj on September 07, 1997 at 22:04:23
] ... "And I do envy him, Emma. In one respect he is the object of my envy."
] ] Precisely WHAT is the envious point??
] I've always thought that he envied the fact that Frank Churchill had won the woman he loved (Jane Fairfax) and was soon to be married to her, and perhaps, that it came so quickly and easily to him. Since at that point he did not know that Emma loved him, it is not surprising that he was jealous of Frank's good fortune.
Bingo. All this "fine talking" aside, I think that jj's answer, so concisely stated, is the correct one.
MB (who is rarely concise!)
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