Posted by Ann on September 17, 1997 at 12:26:43:
In reply to Go Nora! posted by Marsha on September 16, 1997 at 23:54:10
] Even if he slept w/ Maria, why elope w/ her? seducers don't do that-it would be to encumbering and stop further fun, besides being socially ruinous.
From what I gather from the use of the word "elope" in JA, it only seems to mean: running away together. I don't see that that would ruin the fun at all. If Rushworth knew what had happened, then Maria could not have stayed with him anyway. Better to run off with your lover, than to be ejected from your house.
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