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|What's so bad about York?
Written by Kevin S
(4/20/2010 7:33 p.m.)
Charlotte's reply was spared by the entrance of Jane and Elizabeth.
"Ay, there she comes," continued Mrs. Bennet, "looking as unconcerned as may be, and caring no more for us than if we were at York, provided she can have her own way. But I tell you what, Miss Lizzy -- if you take it into your head to go on refusing every offer of marriage in this way, you will never get a husband at all . . .
Specifically, what is meant by the reference to York? From the context, it sounds like York is a place of punishment, or perhaps an unfortunate town to find oneself in (like Detroit). Any help would be appreciated.
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