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Written by carolyn ruth
(8/30/2005 2:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Purple muslin?, penned by JulieW
Yikes, would OUR ladies have gone about with so much, ahem, uncovered? Perhaps they would have worn this as an over-dress, as JA is doing in both Cassandra's portraits. In letter 4 she refers to her new gown as making a superb surplice, which I had thought of as an overshirt (as priests wear today).
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