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Written by LouAnn
(9/28/2009 10:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Double whammy, penned by Barb JA
Mrs. Bennet in P&P also calls for them.
Given these examples, I always thought only women who were, or fancied themselves delicate, carried them around. Or JA could have just been making fun of the practice by using these two women as examples.
Lavendar water could be used as a fragrance or to relieve a headache, and is not the same thing as the 'ammonia' salts. So Elinor could have carried it as we would carry a bottle of aspirin and a small bottle of cologne around.
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