|GR ch. 1 - crossing boundaries
Written by LaurieC
(10/19/2003 2:54 p.m.)
"...John Parker later took the name of Toulson, in order to inherit property from his distant relatives...he ended his days as a landed gentleman. Thus, for generations the land/trade 'boundary' was crossed and recrossed by individuals in the same family."
It's interesting how during this time period "genteel society" and "trade and the professions" started to socially intermingle. I can see this transition in the way Caroline Bingley forgets her roots and disparages others whose fortunes were made in trade.
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