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|I think Mr Bennet
Written by JulieW
(4/30/2007 9:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Does Mr. Bennet have his own farm?, penned by Karen 2L
Both he and Mrs Bennet refer to it as "the farm".
"But, my dear, your father cannot spare the horses, I am sure. They are wanted in the farm, Mr. Bennett, are not they?"
"They are wanted in the farm much oftener than I can get them."
If it were not theirs would they not refer to the owning famers name? e.g Mr Martin's farm?
He also had farming tenants: their rents provided him with his income of £200 per annum.
Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs-male, on a distant relation; and their mother's fortune, though ample for her situation in life, could but ill supply the deficiency of his. Her father had been an attorney in Meryton, and had left her four thousand pounds.
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