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|Remaining a gentlewoman
Written by Line
(5/2/2010 3:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But, Stephanie, ..., penned by gianni
I must partly disagree with you on this. A lady who became a governess or a companion was still officially a gentlewoman, though people might look down on her. Also, a woman like Miss Bates in "Emma" was still considered a gentlewoman (and supported and helped to save face by her neighbours) despite her poverty. On the other hand, if she went to work in a local shop or took a job as a cook, IMO things would be different!
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