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|Toothpick cases at Gray's
Written by Barbara
(10/3/2009 11:02 p.m.)
The idea of a toothpick case is strange enough, but to have one ornamented with gold, pearls, etc.--it seems like such a ridiculous, frivolous extravagance!
I think this is also one of the funniest lines in the entire book:
The ivory, the gold, and the pearls, all received their appointment, and the gentleman having named the last day on which his existence could be continued without the possession of the toothpick-case, drew on his gloves with leisurely care, and bestowing another glance on the Miss Dashwoods
|Gray's and Toothpick cases|
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