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Written by Cheryl
(5/26/2007 11:50 p.m.)
Poor Charlotte! it was melancholy to leave her to such society! But she had chosen it with her eyes open; and though evidently regretting that her visitors were to go, she did not seem to ask for compassion. Her home and her housekeeping, her parish and her poultry, and all their dependent concerns, had not yet lost their charms. (ch. 38)
This is the only reference to Charlotte in this week's chapters. Elizabeth seems a bit more reconciled to the marriage and admits that Charlotte is coping well.
But the real reason I'm posting is to share my smile at Austen's artful alliteration - "Her home and her housekeeping, her parish and her poultry" - fabulous phrases! ;-)
Any particular turns of phrase strike you in this week's chapters?
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