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Written by Tracy W
(10/2/2005 3:40 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Week 2 Focus: Family Influencing Marriage, penned by Pennie
Plus I think having children, especially a son, to carry on the family name was important. People still cite it as a reason for having children. Neither was a woman's reasons for getting married so narrow as just being provided for, the Woodhouse sisters are amply well provided for and yet they got married.
And finally, perhaps, Captain Wentworth was following the universal truth: "A single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
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