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Written by Penelope
(1/27/2004 1:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr Gardiner; a possibility..., penned by Mandy N
I get the impression, by what Caroline Bingley said sarcastically to Darcy of Mr Phillips being in the same profession as his uncle the Judge, only in different lines, that being a country attorney was not considered a very high-status profession at the time - and probably not university educated. It seems to me that Mr Gardiner in 'a respectable line of trade' was in a slightly more respectable position - even though both would be considered by Caroline to be beneath her :) . I've got no evidence for was the role or status of an attorney at the time though - anyone know ??
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