This could be fun
Posted by Laraine on April 29, 1998 at 14:02:11:
In response to I'm not sure?, written by Barbara on April 28, 1998 at 18:22:05
While I agree that Brandon did not create Delaford the way that Mrs. Jennings sees it, I think that it reflects his personality. He might have torn things down [after Mr. Rushworth or Henry Crawford], he might not have valued what was wonderful about his home [his home, his country, his culture]. I think there is fun to be had with the passage:
[Delaford|Brandon] is a nice [place|guy]...exactly what I call a nice old-fashioned [place|guy], full of comforts and conveniences [B. goes out of his way to provide both comfort and convenience to others], quite shut in [note the diffidence in B. that Willoughby finds fault in] with great garden walls that are covered with the best fruit trees in the county [both strength and bounty are there for those who care to recognize them]! ....everything, in short, that one could wish for [if you're wise enough to see it]: and moreover it is close to the church [B. is a moral, Godfearing sort], and only a quarter of a mile from the turnpike road, so 'tis never dull [neither is B., if you know what to look for and what to value], for if you only go and sit up in an old yew harbour behind the house, you may see all the carriages that pass along [it just takes the right perspective to see all this wonderful character].
- Laraine, are you the wright one? :) Deborah (MaMa) 09:57:23 5/03/98 (0)
- I never thought of it like that before. . . . Stephanie S 14:43:16 4/30/98 (0)
- Excellent! Arnessa 18:28:47 4/29/98 (0)
- Well said! Lynn 16:57:10 4/29/98 (0)
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