Posted by JacqueJ on July 23, 1997 at 14:35:11:
In letter 9 we finally hear from Mrs. Johnson, and if this letter is any indication, I think LS may have learned her trade at the feet of the master.
I do, however, love the transition from letter 8 to letter 9. CV says to her mother:
Lady Susan's intentions are of course those of absolute coquetry, or a desire of universal admiration. I cannot for a moment imagine that she has anything more serious in view; but it mortifies me to see a young Man of Reginald's sense duped by her at all.
Followed one sentence later by Mrs. Johnson’s letter to LS –
I congratulate you on Mr. De Courcy's arrival, & I advise you by all means to marry him; his Father's Estate is, we know, considerable, & I beleive certainly entailed.
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