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Written by Moni
(6/18/2007 11:49 a.m.)
Mrs Bennet - "'...I suppose you have heard of it; indeed, you must have seen it in the papers. It was in the **Times and the Courier**, I know; though it was not put in as it ought to be. It was only said, 'Lately, George Wickham Esq., to Miss Lydia Bennet,' without there being a syllable said of her father, or the place where she lived, or anything. It was my brother Gardiner's drawing up too, and I wonder how he came to make such an awkward business of it. Did you see it?'"
It's always been curious for me, wondering about if Mrs Bennet means exactly what she says. Would the news of the wedding really have been put in like that, without proper references to Lydia's parents, etc.? Surely it would've said where she and Wickham were from? Or am I wrong in this?
Also, were the papers mentioned London papers or were they commonly read in all districts? Mrs Bennet says it was her brother's doing, and I wonder if she is just "blaming" him to save her own discomfort? (I don't like to sound frazzled, but Mrs Bennet really grates on my nerves in these parts!!)
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