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|Mrs. Allen says...
Written by JoAnn
(3/4/2009 9:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Your references?, penned by CarolTS
To me, this indicates that it was inexpensive. If she had said, "...and it cost nine shillings a yard" I might be inclined to think that it was expensive, but her qualifying it as favourite in spite of its being nine shillings suggests that it's more favourite than its cost would suggest it should be.
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