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Written by Ann2
(9/21/2005 5:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Another Mrs Clay sympathizer here, penned by Joan Ellen
that Mrs Clay has been carefully instructed by her father to help him prepare the soil for that 'Admiral for tenant' seed?* I suspect she might have to accommodate Mr Shephard as well as Sir Walter and Elizabeth. She is mayhaps balancing a rope.
a bit further down * = It seemed as if Mr. Shepherd, in this anxiety to bespeak Sir Walter's goodwill towards a naval officer as tenant, had been gifted with foresight; for the very first application for the house was from an Admiral Croft,...and indeed, he had received a hint of the admiral from a London correspondent
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