Posted by Julia on July 18, 1997 at 12:32:19:
In reply to Class Liberalities posted by Jen K on July 18, 1997 at 12:18:17
How could Emma and her father, being of wealth and distinction, spend so much time playing cards with a schoolteacher and and poor old maid? I understand that she lacks proper society due to her inability to leave Highbury, but to choose what seems "improper" society instead? Is everyone really allowing Emma to break rank purely for her amusement?
I'm no expert, but I think that to condensend and associate with those below you was considered charitable, not indecent.