I love this! Elizabeth's conflicted feelings, and her realization that Norrington knew exactly what he was getting into when he proposed, feel very real.
"When Elizabeth looked at Jack, he was eyeing Miss Marsh with blatant appraisal, though not as though she were a woman, nor even as a ship. Elizabeth might have likened it to the consideration he'd give a stormfront or a manned fort."
This made me giggle! I can visualize Jack's expression perfectly.