badly done, emma. badly done.
some of my all time favorite lines
MR KNIGHTLEY-- Emma, how could you be so unfeeling to Miss Bates? How can you be so insolent to a woman of her age and situation? I had not thought it possible? EMMA-- How could I help saying it? I daresay she did not understand me. MR KNIGHTLEY-- Oh, I assure you, she felt your fool meaning. She cannot stop mentioning it! I wish you could have heard her honor your forbearance in putting up with her when her society is so irksome. EMMA-- I know there is no better creature in all the world, but you must allow that blended alongside of the good there is an equal among of ridiculous in her. MR KNIGHTLEY-- Were she prosperous, or a woman equal to your age and situation, I would not quarrel with any liberties of manner. But she is poor! Even moreso than when she was born, and should she live to be an old lady, she will sink further still, her situation being in every way below you should secure your compassion! Badly done, Emma. Badly done. She has watched you grow from a time when her notice of her in honor to this, humbling her and laughing at her in front of people who would be guided by your treatment of her. It is not pleasant for me to say these things, but I must tell you the truth while I still can, proving myself your friend by the most faithful counsel, trusting that sometime you will do my faith in you greater justice than you do it now.