Janes scruples were in another direction...
Written by Reeba
(9/3/2005 7:14 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Jane had similar qualms..., penned by Jeanne
I think, if I have understood it well.
In letter 12 she says;
..my father has bought it against my private wishes, for it does not quite satisfy my feelings that we should purchase the only one of Egerton's works of which his family are ashamed
I see this as some kind of sarcasm about 'purchasing' the book, rather than in reading it.