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Written by Johanna Elisabet
(1/31/2004 8:48 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy's attractiveness, penned by Kathi
] Where do you get the figure of 5000 pounds a year? I searched the novel and couldn't find what you were referring to. If he had an income like that, he probably could have married where he chose. It sounds terribly high for a colonel, though -- the same as Bingley makes and Bingley's income had Mrs. Bennet swooning. I think his pleading of (relative) poverty was sincere.
In chapter 7 "; and if a young smart colonel, with five or six thousand a year," this is referring to colonel Forster that is unmarried when the militia arrives to Meryton.
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