Posted by Betsy on June 27, 1997 at 09:11:29:
In reply to Re: Mr. Knightley's "Status" posted by Robyn on June 27, 1997 at 07:31:16
] I have often thought about that matter too, Lori. I think, in Mr Knightley's case, he would not be a virgin, considering his age. With Frank Churchill, though, i'm not sure. He is only supposed to be "three-and-twenty", so chances are he may still be one. But, of course, I'm no historian either, so I know but little of those ways of the real world in the 1800's!
As much as it pains me to admit it, I suppose I have to agree that at 38, Mr. Knightley is probably not still chaste. I can at least persuade myself that he isn't STILL sleeping around when the book opens (more a part of his younger days).
Frank Churchill, on the other hand, strikes as being less of a gentleman and more worldly than Mr. Knightley. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that he's slept with half the ladies in Oxford. Well, not really, but you know what I mean!