Posted by Kathy F. on July 27, 1997 at 15:01:31:
In reply to The Revised History of MP (for Crawford Lovers) posted by Cassia on July 25, 1997 at 12:00:16
] No matter how I think on it I can neer resign myself to the marriage of Edmund and Fanny. I think the two of them would become boring and elderly within a fortnight (slight exaggeration) of their nuputials.
Your full name wouldn't be "Cassandra Austen" would it? (I have a book that I haven't read much of, but am really wanting to read beginning to end, mostly consisting of letters between the various branches of the Austen family, and other facts. In it, at one point, I read that Aunt Cassie implored Aunt Jane to reform Henry, but she did not.)
] Bearing that in mind, I feel at least one of the Crawfords should escape censure, unfortuately the best candidate is Mary rather than Henry (sorry, Henry, I still think you are great fun). The only thing that keeps Edmund from making Mary an offer is her reaction to her brother's eloping with Maria.
Can't you make it where Maria doesn't elope--or at least not with Henry? Perhaps with one of Tom's old buddies like Mr. Yates, who reminds her of Henry. (Of course, after a few months with Mr. Rushworth, who wouldn't want to elope with anybody who would have her?)
Can you please?
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