Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on April 30, 1997 at 12:17:40:
In reply to Re: Henry Crawford vs. Edmund posted by kathleen (elder) on April 30, 1997 at 06:56:36
] ] ] ] And Jane Austen wouldn't have given one of her heroines to a man who didn't deserve her 100%.
] ] ] And Edmund is so divine?
] ] No.
``But there is nobleness in the name of Edmund. It is a name of heroism and renown; of kings, princes, and knights; and seems to breathe the spirit of chivalry and warm affections.''
] No, of course Edmund is not "divine." Neither is Edward Ferrars in S&S (nor Col Brandon, for that matter). But they deserve the heroines because of loving (and being loved by) the heroine and being good, moral men.
I don't remember whether I've announced them on this board or not, but I have some WWW pages which discuss these matters:
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