Posted by Laraine on July 24, 1997 at 10:14:53:
In reply to Re: Reginald as flirt? posted by Claire on July 23, 1997 at 23:29:29
] Quote from letter IV:As a very distinguished flirt I have always been taught to consider her, but it has fallen in my way to hear some particulars of her conduct at Langford, which prove that she does not confine herself to that sort of honest flirtation which satisfies most people, ... Therein he refers to himself as a very distinguished flirt but of the honest kind, not the type to make anyone miserable. He longs to see her and form his own idea of those bewitching powers ... I don't think he expected to be beguiled by her. He felt he was prepared to be a curious onlooker.
(As Jacque says,) I read the first sentence to be talking about LSusan, but I completely agree with the second part of what you're saying, that he does not expect her be able to take him in (because he know her for what she is).
But he's wrooonnnggg. He makes the fatal mistake of underestimating her powers. Arrogance deserves comeupance :)
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