Great Post. I hate to pick, but...
Posted by Mark on December 06, 1997 at 11:22:23:
In response to Balance and Modern Sensibilities, written by Ann on December 06, 1997 at 02:56:19
Wow, Ann. Superb Post! That is why I keep coming to Pemberley. I thoroughly enjoy well thought out, intelligent essays that aren't dripping with pretense. Thank-you.
I do have one relatively minor quibble, though. It is with your, "If Darcy, in the heat of passion, had been accepted at his first proposal, the marriage would have been a disaster..."
No, he did not yet respect Elizabeth. But does it automatically follow that he never would? I agree that the road to ultimate happiness would have been rocky indeed, but I don't think you can safely say they would never arrive there. Perhaps a "most likely", or a "probably", or an "almost certain" would be appropiate here.
What do you think?
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