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Written by Trish W.
(9/19/2009 12:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, status of women?, penned by Aruna
women are not limited in their intellectual and industrious pursuits just because of the limitation of their physical pursuits. Lady M and Mrs J, et al choose to be idle intellectually and spend their mental energy in idle gossip or vanity (regarding children or the home.) Case in point:
On Lady M:
"Lady Middleton piqued herself upon the elegance of her table, and of all her domestic arrangements; and from this kind of vanity was her greatest enjoyment in any of their parties."
On Mrs. J:
And contrast them with the Dashwood ladies:
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