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Written by Mandy N
(9/17/2006 1:25 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not per annum!, penned by Barbara
To re-phrase, 'An aditional £4,000 a year from Norland could enbable provision for John's sisters dowries would not bankrupt the estate for reasons of kindness and family.'
Pardon if I was not clear on this point.
I think it's of interest to consider according to Tomalin, during the years Jane Austen revised S&S, she lived at Chawton cottage with her mother, sister and Martha Lloyd they lived on £500 a year from her brothers.
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