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Written by kathleen (elder)
(4/12/2010 7:49 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "It is a truth universally acknowledged....", penned by Elizabeth K
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.
So the opening statement is not only NOT a truth, it is not even universally acknowledged. The very next paragraph brings the concept into a neighbourhood, and then a specific family (more especially, the wife/mother in that family). When I first read P&P, I think this opening, ironic statement is what captured my fancy. :-)
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