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Written by Shirley Rae
(10/6/2008 1:35 a.m.)
"Her father was growing distressed for money... 'Can we retrench? does it occur to you that there is any one article in which we can retrench?' ...She felt herself ill-used and unfortunate, as did her father..." (emphasis mine)
Sir Walter and Elizabeth are seriously out of touch, IMHO. JA says that it wasn't possible for him to spend less, and calls him blameless. I hope that this is a bit of tongue in cheek satire on her part.
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