I'm afraid I write in here too much about this novel. As you know it is an old novel and has some difficulties for second language students.
Another line from this novel:
"Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse, and the only one who ever told her of them: and though this was not particularly agreeable to Emma herself, she knew it would be so much less so to her father, that she would not have him really suspect such a circumstance as her not being thought perfect by every body."
The above line which I bolded is really hard for me to understand. Please help me to interpret it. Thanks again dear friends!!!!!!!!!
One exclamation mark is enough, Oliver.
Few people could see faults in Emma.
Mr Knightley was one of the people who could see faults in Emma.
Only one of the people who could see faults in Emma told her of these faults.
That one person was Mr Knightley.
Emma did not find it agreeable that Mr Knightley should tell her of her faults.
She knew that her father would find the telling of the faults even less agreeable than she found it.
Emma's father thought that Emma was perfect.
He imagined that everybody thought Emma was pefect.
Emma did not want her father to suspect that it might be possible for somebody to think that she (Emma) might not be perfect.
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