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|Respectable but 'inferior birth' ?
Written by Mandy N
(10/11/2008 2:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mrs Elliot and Her Pounds, penned by JanELT
Mrs Elliot could have been of inferior birth but respectable family. Maybe Mrs Elliot's father was a prosperous tradesman or merchant who left money which enabled her to 'marry up' ? In P&P, Miss Bingley's fortune came from trade and Louisa had married a gentleman with a townhouse.
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