Posted by lise on January 04, 1998 at 16:19:05:
In response to Father and son, written by Carolyn B on January 04, 1998 at 14:30:08
] I had never really thought of Henry as naive, either. I considered him as more attuned to propriety, etc. than his father, and also more subtle in his courtship. His attitude to his father might be compared to Elizabeth Bennet's attitude toward her mother - yes he is my parent, but he's d--- embarrassing to take out in public sometimes! : )
I always thought he was talking about muslin because there was no way to avoid Mrs. Allen if he wanted to talk to Catherine. Is there a better way to get Mrs. Allen to like him, or entertain her, than talking about her favourite subject? He was just being polite.
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