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Written by Cathy Allen
(10/3/2011 7:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch 1: A mature Miss Austen already struts out her sense of humor, penned by jeffrey
".....He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy...
The way I understand it, being a Baronet is about as low as one can go in the British Title department. Every title except "knight" is higher. So his pride is really much ado about nothing (a thank you to the Bard for that apt phrase) and I think Jane Austen meant us to see it that way all through this novel.
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