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Persuasion by Jane Austen Day 11

April 29, 2021 | Volume II, Ch. 9 beginning with “Do tell me how it first came into your head.”

“‘I wish I had any name but Elliot. I am sick of it.’”
I venture to think Anne is, too. Reading letters with Anne, now we are not reading the Baronetage, but toward the future…

“‘The whole history!’ repeated Anne, laughing. ‘She could not make a very long history, I think....’”
Echo of beginning “little history of sorrowful interest,” but not sorrowful. At her friend’s, Anne laughs for the first time in her entire book.

“I considered your marrying him as certain, though he might not yet have made the offer, and I could no more speak the truth of him, than if he had been your husband.”
IDK, but true that no better way to lose a friend than to criticize her intended.

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