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Written by Deborah d'Bajor
(2/16/2004 4:18 a.m.)
Lydia writes to her sister Mrs Darcy, mentioning how much her dear Wickham would like a place at court - anything about £300-400 a year. What exactly would this have been? I can quite see W sucking up to the Prince Regent, mind you, but not sure quite what it was you could evidently purchase and then draw an income from???
Also, when Lizzy and Darcy go on their long engagement walk they 'examine their watches' and find how long they have been gone. Where would a lady have kept a watch and what would it have been like. Don't think wrist watches were invented until more recently!!!!
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