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Written by Line
(1/27/2010 2:55 p.m.)
"Mrs. Knight is kindly anxious for our good, and thinks Mr. L. P. (Leigh Perrott) must be desirous for his family's sake to have everything settled. Indeed I do not know where we are to get our legacy, but we will keep a sharp look-out. Lady B. was all in prosperous black the other day." I have to laugh at "I don't know where our legacy is coming from, but we will keep a sharp look-out!"
I take this as a bit more evidence that JA considered legacies a desirable thing for everybody, and did not look down on those who were lucky enough to receive them. (I wonder if the lady in "prosperous black" was Mrs. Bridges, or a completely different person.)
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