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Mr. and Mrs. Cole

Mr. and Mrs. Cole

Mr. and Mrs. Cole are older residents of Highbury. They are a just a hair lower on the social scale from the Woodhouse's. they are happy old people and have sweet hearts. However, Emma thinks they are nice, but doesn't want to be rude, but would rather turn down all offers for dinner and tea with them. Austen writes, “They are good-natured people, and think little of their own claims; but still they must feel that any body's hurrying away is no great compliment" (204).