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Written by Siobhan
(11/4/2005 8:26 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A couple of random points, penned by Tracy W
I had not noticed this un-named meal before, thanks for pointing it out. But it also explains something that used to annoy me as a child. Many of my friends' families insisted that dinner was eaten at noon and supper in the evening. Of course, other families ate lunch at noon and dinner in the evening. This led to all sorts of confusion and resulted in my always referring to lunch and supper, with no dinner in sight!
To get back to Jane Austen, if you haven't read her fragment, The Watsons yet, there is an open discussion on the changing mealtimes of the day. A guest arrives and teases them about eating supper already, when he is on his way to have dinner at the Great House. At least that is how I remember it, I think it's time for a re-read myself.
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