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|No, I don't think so
Written by Line
(10/2/2005 8:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Bringing in the carriage!, penned by Caroline
In ch.36 of "Emma", there is a similar line, also by the narrator, about "Tea was carrying round" (by one of those invisible servants!). I think this must have been acceptable usage in JA's day.
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