Hey, what a good point!
Posted by Amy on December 12, 1997 at 00:10:19:
In response to Affection, written by Hil on December 11, 1997 at 22:53:49
] Now why would the man's affection end with his writing poetry?
That doesn't make any sense, does it? I believe I read it the way you did, too, just because it felt more true.
] Is it a play on the relation between affection and affected behaviour, affectation? Lizzy does seem to regard such courting by poetry as affected behaviour that is a turn-off?
Might make sense, though Austen doesn't often go in for encryption like that... or do I read like Bingley writes and am missing little nuggets of gold?
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