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|Another Norton flub-up:
Written by nan duval
(3/14/2009 3:34 p.m.)
at the beginning of chapter 13: "The Clifton scheme had been deferred not relinquished, and on the afternoon's Crescent of this day, it was brought forward again." The footnote by the editor says "I understand this to mean late afternoon, as the day was waning (i.e. not a reference to the semi-circular street mentioned elsewhere)."
However, the day in question is Sunday and back in chapter 5: "As soon as divine service was over, the Thorpes and Allens eagerly joined each other; and after staying long enough in the Pump-room to discover that the crowd was insupportable and that there was not a genteel face to be seen, which everybody discovers every Sunday throughout the season, they hastened away to the Crescent, to breathe the fresh air of better company."
If JA had meant only the waning of the day would she have capitalized Crescent?
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