the advantage of you by sixteen years' experience,

Category: Education | Type: Discussion | Title: Emma (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Vol: Volume I | Ch: Chapter XII

The premise makes this just the sort of discussion parents relish and children detest. Knightley may be a paragon but he's not perfect. His authoritative claim is disproven by his very neighbor and dinner companion, Mr. Woodhouse. Even an older person can be "a spoiled child." Knightley errs as Harriet does in grading as it were by the pound, years equated with improvement.

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