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Written by Kristen G.
(1/20/2004 8:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What is this etiquette?, penned by Ramya
Examples from other JA works would be the Dashwood sisters going with their sister-in-law Fanny to the musical evening and Mrs. Norris (in place of their mother) taking the Bertram sisters out into society. The only exception I can think of is Miss Bates taking Jane Fairfax to the Highbury ball, but perhaps a maiden aunt of a certain age was an equally acceptable person. In fact, I seem to remember JA herself saying that she had reached the age of being a chaperone.
Could Mrs Bennet also be thinking that Jane could take the girls with her to London and show them about in superior circles?
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