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Written by bridget d
(7/15/2013 11:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ooooh!, penned by Ramya
Surely the point of these conversations about very young girls was to do with the fact that they were or weren't "out". WHich gives Edmund the chance to give his views that soem of the fuss about "out and not out" is nonsensical, that many young society girls are "badly taught" pretending false modesty, before their come out and then being "very free and talkative" with men. And it also makes it clear that Fanny has had no come out and is considered not well born enough to be given one. If Tom had been talking about slightly older girls, the issue of their being out would not have arisen.
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