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|My mother, my aunt, etc.
Written by kathleen (elder)
(9/10/2009 12:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Is this a jot or a tittle?, penned by Anselm
were common constructs, I believe. Certainly JA uses this type of phrasing in other novels. In Chapter 47 of P&P, for example, we have the following conversation between Jane & Elizabeth:
Not yet," replied Jane. "But now that my dear uncle is come, I hope everything will be well."
"Is my father in town?"
"And my mother -- how is she? How are you all?"
"My mother is tolerably well, I trust;
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