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Written by Ann2
(4/3/2003 1:20 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A quote in this vein (from MP), penned by Elena
] "Being now in her twenty-first year, Maria Bertram was beginning to think matrimony a duty" - and she was a baronet's daughter with adequate dowry.
This would place Jane and Lizzy Bennet somewhere near that odious shelf concept too. I never thought of them getting "too old", but I guess the borderline was drawn somewhere between 27(Charlotte Lucas) and err... 23 then? Well, we already knew Mrs Bennet wasn't just hysteric. Sorry, Austensibly misplaced thought.
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