Allow me to clarify I am not justifying
Written by Mandy N
(10/15/2008 3:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lets move this forward, penned by Patricia P
Mary and Charles socialising; but making an observation.
IMO, at least one parent should have remained with little Charles, even if the child was out of danger.
JA is possibly drawing on her own experience as a single woman and an aunt used by her family, imo.
See C. Tomalin's biography of Jane Austen.