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|Yes, that whole concept of Harriet being a gentleman's
Written by AnnetteJ
(1/26/2011 12:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Harriet was Emma's doll, penned by Glenn
daughter was all Emma's fancy. Harriet could have been the daughter of a wealthy merchant, or a well-off and prosperous farmer, or a sailor, or ?? Some of it may be that Emma herself couldn't conceive of being a friend of Harriet's if she were not a gentleman's daughter. Without that fancy of Emma's, a match between a clergyman and a natural child seems a little farfetched in that time period.
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