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|Lord of the Pigs (Letter 13)
Written by Robbin
(9/2/2005 9:51 p.m.)
This caught my attention because the index said this person married a lady who was the illegitimate daughter and ultimately heiress of the 5th Duke of Bolton and to the estate of Hackwood Park where Charles Powlett grew up and it made me think, did the Austen’s hear of this at the dance given by C. Powlett? Were they on the receiving end of a little advice too freely given with a self-sufficiency not always well received?
When I first read about the dance I was not sure that JA actually attended because she says nothing of dancing partners or how she got there but only that it happened. The story of this illegitimate daughter could have been the subject of one of those “horrid novels!”
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