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Written by Stephanie
(10/3/2012 7:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Clogs, penned by Peter
According to Shepard's annotations to Persuasion, Bath was well-known for its rainy and misty weather. Foot protection, especially anything that saved Mrs. Allen's clothing or accessories, would therefore be important to her during this trip. Author Austen only comments on Lady Russell listening to the 'clink of pattens,' on entering Bath, but from her giving a fashion devotee like Mrs. Allen a pair, I would assume that clogs were common footwear protection in that watering hole, too.
|A pair of Georgian clogs|
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