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|you will wait on [them], of course.
Written by Stephanie
(4/14/2010 9:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, An example in MP Chapter 1, penned by kathleen (elder)
She was all alive again directly, and among the most active in being useful to Fanny, in detecting her to be wetter than she would at first allow, and providing her with dry clothes; and Fanny, after being obliged to submit to all this attention, and to being assisted and waited on by mistresses and maids, being also obliged, on returning downstairs, to be fixed in their drawing–room for an hour while the rain continued, the blessing of something fresh to see and think of was thus extended to Miss Crawford, and might carry on her spirits to the period of dressing and dinner.
I think the P&P passage makes the most sense as the ladies-in-waiting of Bingley's sisters being sent down with enquiries after Jane's health. Indeed, it never occurred to me that it was any other way.
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