A man of the cloth....
Posted by Janet on January 01, 1998 at 14:10:37:
In response to Fabricated conversation, written by gkb on December 31, 1997 at 16:25:41
] I tend to think this ability on Henry's part bodes very well for him as a clergyman to be. He is able to engage a lady on a topic that she knows well, he can wring private amusement out of such a trifling bit of matter as the price of cloth, and he can display his own intelligence to anyone with the wit to see that he is playing a social game with great spirit and perfect courtesy. Rather than making him look shallow, I think it makes him look complex..
I agree; Henry Tilney,IMO, is one of JA's most articulate, intelligent, and witty heroes.
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