Proposal by letter
Posted by Ann on December 06, 1997 at 01:16:39:
In response to Good Question, Bob!!, written by Mark on December 05, 1997 at 16:18:39
] Does he persue her to Longbourn? I think the chances now are a little better than even, though nowhere near a sure thing.
Keep in mind that it was common practice to propose in a letter. It was, in fact, the accepted way of doing it. I suppose it gave the lady a better opportunity to refuse, without having to do it to the man's face.
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