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|Letter 9 : A glimpse of one of those "invisible" servan
Written by JulieW
(8/31/2005 10:38 a.m.)
One critic referred to them as "invisible" servants IIRC.
My theroy is that she only mentioned them if they were necessary to the plot: but that doesn't mean that they were not "there".
Here in Letter 9 we have another example of a so-called invisible servant being very visible,and voluble indeed.:
You have already heard from Daniel ,I conclude , in what excellent time we erached and quitted Sittingbourne , and how very well my mother bore her journey thither.
Daniel was Edward Austen Knights coachman at Godmersham.edward and his family had obvioulsy now ( in October 1798)taken up residence at Godmersham upon kind Mrs Knight vacating the property.
There are pleanty of mentions of servants in JAs works,once ones eyes become accustomed to them :-)
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