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Written by Tarn
(3/2/2011 12:12 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Affording a carriage, penned by Tom P2
We hear of "his mother and sisters"(7), but nothing of his father and brothers. These females have to live somewhere, and on something, and if Mr Elton senior has died, it would be quite natural for them to live in the family home, and this could have been the 'independent property' Mr Elton inherited - possibly with a jointure to prevent him turfing his mother out.
He might have been economizing on the carriage by choice, and merely expressing his disappointment to his bride that the wedding would need to be delayed a week due to a dilatory coach-maker, but if he could afford a carriage without monetary assistance from her, why would the wedding be put off for the purchase of a coach? Captain Wentworth was rich enough to afford to purchase a Landaulette after he married.
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