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|She really didn't need it.....
Written by JulieW
(4/19/2008 5:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Just a wild guess..., penned by Tarn
.No one who came from the centre of Bristol-the very heart of Bristol- and had a fortune of £10,000 and no connections with any landed gentry or aristocracy, would have been thought any thing other than the daughter of a mercantile family. Its as simple as that ;-)
If she had had a different name say, Cavendish, and came from a large estate in Derbyshire, then connections might have been proved , and she be assumed to be part of the family of the Duke of Devonshire. Then enquires would be made to ascertain exactly what was her connection. Rather like Sir Walter being annoyed that the Wentworths he knows slightly have nothing to do with the family of the Ear s of Srafford, though they share the same family name. ;-)
But to none of that "glory"could someone like Augusta Hawkins lay claim. None at all. And Emma knew it because enough of her family background and history had been circulated by Mr Elton.
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