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Written by Barbara
(10/2/2005 5:48 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Distances in Persuasion, penned by Line
The way it is worded, it sounds like you can see the Great House if you travel a quarter of a mile past the Cottage--but not that they are necessarily that distance apart. The aspect (or view) of the Great House is a quarter of a mile past the Cottage. Or, in other words, you might be able to see the Great House a quarter of a mile before you actually arrived there, and that makes up the half mile.
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