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Written by Merrie B.
(4/13/2010 9:58 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I, too, think that Elizabeth was trying to encourage her, penned by AnnetteJ
Mrs. Bennet was right in saying that "people do not die of little trifling colds". If that was the case, than half the population would have died within months! :D The danger was if the cold turned feverish or moved into the lungs and turned to pneumonia.
That being said, it puzzles me how easily people (especially young ladies) contracted colds back then! People get wet often, but then just dry off...did they have more delicate constitutions back then? Or was it harder to dry off or get warm again?
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