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Written by Mandy N
(11/28/2006 5:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Held over from yesterday....Edward's tea and coffee, penned by JulieW
I see fashionable chocolate was on the merchant's account for the Austens too.
in NA, Catherine is impressed by the elegance of General Tilney's breakfast set* which he assures Catherine is of home manufacture.
In S&S, Fanny Dashwood complains the breakfast set her
China breakfast sets usually included a teapot, cups and saucers.
Wilson comments expensive commodities like tea and sugar were usually kept locked away and the lady of the house usually made the tea herself.-p.76.
To imagine Jane Austen sipping Twinnings in Bath...I'll never take another tea !
Maybe the breakfast china also came from Wedgewood.
Thanks for the informative link on the Twinings Co.
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