As I said, there is no analogy.  In 1911, if a man said he was in love,
it was to be trusted.  That was the point of those words.  And it is
frankly disgraceful to say that when a man betrays trust the woman is
just silly.  It is outrageous.  

>>> Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]> 06/14/07 8:06 PM >>>
By the way, Nancy, Annette was also a New England lady.
As I remember, Annette had a good job and received promotions, etc. She 

owned a nice home. Emily waited all of those years, instead of pursuing
happiness with a man who wanted to be with her.  I imagine that Emily
used  to cry 
at Christmas and Thanksgiving and on her birthday, etc., just as 
Annette used 
to do.
In a message dated 6/14/2007 7:40:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
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Emily  Hale was a very accomplished, intelligent woman who was also a
England  lady in 1911 when she and TSE met--well before the married Viv.

When they  started writing and seeing each other, Viv had been put in 
institution.  Hale did not just meet a married man and "see"  him. 
is no analogy at all.  She was not remotely silly or  naive. 


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