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Written by Mandy N
(1/30/2004 7:57 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Second sons and money, penned by JulieW
Yes, I think my view was over simplified, though I still think younger sons were not in enviable situations. I'm glad Colonel Fitzwilliam was not totally penniles though he appears to he feel he must marry well. The easiest way would surely be to marry new money. Yet would Aunt Catherine altogether approve? ;) Pertaining to the earlier part of your post, actually I quite forgot that in NA Henry Tilney is a second son and IIRC had money left by his mother's marriage settlement. The rule of primogeniture may've been resposible for many second sons entering the clergy. Thanks for your usual educational post!
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