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Philip Elton is a character in Emma. He is a vicar in the prosperous village of Highbury.

Character traitsEdit

Mr. Elton is a good-looking, seemingly well mannered, and ambitious young vicar. Emma wants him to marry Harriet; however he aspires to secure Emma's hand in marriage in order to gain her dowry.

Mr. Elton displays his mercenary nature by quickly marrying another woman of means after Emma's rejection.