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|Letter 65: Spotted Muslin.
Written by Rachel G
(8/15/2011 3:09 p.m.)
"I can easily suppose that your six weeks here will be fully occupied, were it only in lengthening the waists of your gowns. I have pretty well arranged my spring and summer plans of that kind, and mean to wear out my spotted muslin before I go. You will exclaim at this, but mine really has signs of feebleness, which, with a little care, may come to something."
This strikes me as both funny and touching. I smile at the idea of JA hopefully eyeing the signs of wear in an old dress, and wondering if she can 'persuade' it into being worn out enough to justify buying a new one. It is touching too, as it brings home the reality of contriving on a very restricted income.
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