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Written by Line
(11/27/2006 6:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Letter 18:JA's eyes conitnued, penned by JulieW
...is that the ballroom was dusty in the first place. Wouldn't the hosts do a bit of housecleaning before the party? On the other hand, I must admit I have a mental picture of large, Hollywood-movie-style ballrooms, with acres of open space and everything polished to a high gleam, and must remind myself that the ballrooms JA knew were probably considerably smaller and narrower, with dust-catching curtains and other fabric hanging around! I sympathize with her last line:
Everybody who ever had weak eyes knows, how delightful it is to hurt them by employment, against the advice and entreaty of all one's friends.
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