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|Some info from the Cambridge Editions.
Written by Graciela
(4/29/2008 12:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, L&T Question - The Bates' Place..., penned by Moni
2 drawing-room floor: that is the first floor, as in Northanger Abbey (vol. 1, ch. 4): 'Catherine then ran directly up stairs, and watched Miss Thorpe's progress down the street from the drawing-room window'.
3 every thing to them: that is, they had only one public room that served as dining room, living room, etc.
4 beaufet: sideboard. This is the commonest eighteenth-century spelling for 'buffet' - its etymology is not clear.(p. 562)
2 the baked apples came home: Miss Bates does not have her own oven, and so sends food to the baker's to be baked, a common arrangement at the time (p. 571)
The bakers bake Miss Bates's apples for her it costs them nothing for the apples to cook in the residual heat left in the oven when the bread is done.(p. lxxii)
Miss Bates tells Emma:
I assume that Mrs. Wallis is the baker. Certainly it would be too imposing on her to ask her to bake the apples *three* times, as Mr. Woodhouse wants.
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