Posted by Donna on May 29, 1997 at 11:43:45:
In reply to Re: Ooops, indeed posted by greg on May 28, 1997 at 23:35:59
] ] You spoke too soon. FERAL is the term I meant to use, and I misspoke myself. Fallow is the term for a resting field! ;-)
] i'm still very intrigued about how mr. k finally got his girl(ref. para. near end of book starting with "when first sounded on the subject..."): emma "...could not proceed" even after the 2 knightley's had a real sit-down w/ her! in my earlier comment i should have emphasized the word "ingenuity", as, after re-reading the ending, i can imagine i'd have used MY ingenuity to resolve this most serious problem. is anyone else inclined to believe(as i now do) that the k brothers certainly conspired to get emma in church by no later than the end of october?
In the state of suspence,they were befriended not by any sudden illumination of Mr.Woodhouse's mind or any wonderful change of his nervous system,but by the operation of the same system in another way. Mrs. Weston's poultryhouse was robbed one night of all her turkeys-evidentley by the ingenuity of man.
Okay I see what you mean,but it was done because Mr. Woodhouse would take forever to consent otherwise.
The strength,resolution,and prsence of mind of the Mr. Knightleys commanded his fullest dependence.