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Written by Glenn
(10/3/2011 12:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Just so, penned by Kathryn Ann
I was surprised that my Norton Critical Edition had no footnote. However, since it was edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks, the Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English and departmental chair at the University of Virginia, she probably intended it for English majors. I am but a lowly electrical engineer and thus did not immediately understand the meaning of the word. An odd coincidence is that I bought it at Borders in Virginia.
I read Persuasion in 2000 and often skipped things I didn't understand since the meaning of the sentence was clear- the carriage drawn by horses took the party to Bath. For this group read, I will require my 12 pound Random House Unabridged Dictionary by my side, since my lighter Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary definition #4 was The duty, charge, or trust of a person and horses are not people.
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