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Written by RobinJ
(4/8/2013 2:12 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, young Mr Bennet, and Mr Bingley, penned by Nikki N
Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs-male, on a distant relation; and their mother's fortune, though ample for her situation in life, could but ill supply the deficiency of his
The last bit of that sentence makes it seem that while, yes, Mr. B had an estate he was cash poor.
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