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|Some thoughts on conceited independence.
Written by Mandy N
(9/4/2005 1:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, An abominable sort of conceited independence!, penned by Robbin
I'm unsure of the distances between Deane and Steveton, I think at least four or five miles.
Jane's reference to her 'conceited independence' is more likely tongue in cheek as she'd probably walked alone before.
I don't think etiquette permitted young ladies to walk far alone by themselves in this era.
*Just out of interest, it was illegal to 'asociate' with gypsies. According to 'Jane Austen and Crime'. S. Fullerton it was a hanging offence and many innocent bystanders were 'associated' as being with gypsies.
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