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|John and a grain of salt.
Written by MandyN
(4/13/2006 2:52 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Another question about John Thorpe, penned by Emmy
I wouldn't take John's boasting at all seriously.
He tells Catherine 'of horses he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches in which his judgement and infallibility had foretold the winner...'
He probably has a small allowance from Mrs Thorpe.
Perhaps due to her own circumstances, JA appeared to hold living beyond their means a grave error for a young man of any class, as we also see with Wickham and Willoughby.
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