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|Letter. 55. '-has she a silver knife-'
Written by Mandy N
(1/27/2010 7:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A silver knife, penned by Isabelle M
I've taken some notes from a post in L&T archives on Mary's silver knife. I also thought of little Mary's silver knife in Mansfield Park when I read this letter. In JulieW's opinion, Mary's silver knife was used for eating fruit.
Reference: JulieW. Only the grandest would have used. Sept 8, 2005. www.pemberley.com/bin/archives/41582
This silver knife Jane suggested as a present for Mrs F.A is probably a folding knife used to eat fruit; a silver blade will not taint the delicate taste of fruit.
Mrs F.A is Mrs Frank Austen (Mary Gibson). Both Jane & Cass. were fond of her.
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