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|What was an improved mind (as opposed to the ordinary kind)?
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(5/24/2007 6:40 p.m.)
"To Jane herself," she exclaimed, "there could be no possibility of objection; all loveliness and goodness as she is! Her understanding excellent, her mind improved, and her manners captivating.
Obviously, JA meant something specific by an "improved" mind, but what exactly, since I would have thought that "improved mind" and "excellent understanding" meant the same thing! Also, this phrase just reminds me a little too much of a real estate agent listing the advantages of a particular house: "spacious grounds, newly renovated bathroom", etc.!
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