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jane austen sketch via mollands.netPlain Jane: “There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do if he chooses, and that is his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution.”

-Jane Austen’s Mr. Knightley in Emma

Second only to Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightley is probably Jane’s most beloved gentleman. And, if her heroines are meant to be a guide for the do’s and don’ts of being a lady, then Mr. Knightley is chock full of wisdom about the do’s and don’ts of being a man.