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Written by Julianne E.
(1/21/2004 5:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapter 15: Small Town Gossip, penned by kathleen (elder)
]Mrs. Philips was always glad to see her nieces; and the two eldest, from their recent absence, were particularly welcome, and she was eagerly expressing her surprise at their sudden return home, which, as their own carriage had not fetched them, she should have known nothing about, if she had not happened to see Mr. Jones's shop-boy in the street, who had told her that they were not to send any more draughts to Netherfield because the Miss Bennets were come away,
What makes me laugh is the way JA makes this sentence so long, IMO to imitate the way in which Mrs. Philips must be rattling off this information to her nieces at breakneck speed. It's classic!
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