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Emma - Volume 1 Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1 Chapter 7 Summary

Harriet is extremely surprised to find a parcel in her room at Mrs. Goddard's containing not only some songs that Elizabeth Martin returned after copying them, but a mysterious letter from Mr. Martin. Harriet reads the letter and rushes to meet with Emma to discuss its contents.

The letter is a proposal of marriage from Mr. Martin. His letter is analyzed by Emma and is she is surprised that it is so well written. However, this does not earn many points for Mr. Martin with Emma as she is still dead set against Harriet marrying him. Harriet is confused and does not know what to do.

Emma advises Harriet, but leaves the decision up to her. Harriet decides to reject the proposal, due to the fact that it would not be proper to accept a proposal in the form of a very brief letter from...

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