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|If there is no need to mention other sisters/brothers ...
Written by kathleen (elder)
(1/18/2004 10:20 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Well, perhaps..., penned by Diana
... and JA doesn't mention any, then I conclude there are none. It is easier for me to assume no other Bingley siblings than to assume any number of unmentioned siblings. If there were younger sisters to look after, then JA could have used them as an opportunity to draw a comparison between Bingley's responsibility for them and Darcy's responsibility for Georgiana. I also find it hard to believe that Caroline & Louisa would never mention any younger sisters, even if they were quite a bit younger.
But to each her own speculation, I agree. :-)
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