Bennet and Dashwood.
Posted by Kathleen Ann on December 23, 1997 at 19:19:32:
In response to Entail, written by Myretta on December 23, 1997 at 07:41:30
] Like Mr. Bennet, Mr. Dashwood was prevented by law from arranging his estate as he would have liked.
My point was that Mr. B. could have, and should have, done something in the fifteen years since the birth of his last daughter. Instead he chose to hide in his library reading books and hoping everything would "work out" without his
having to do anything.
While Mr. D. could not change who the estate went to he could have still specified in his will that his son provide a sum certain to his sisters from the estate. This might not have guaranteed that he would do it but it might have given the Dashwood sisters legal recourse.
I see that no one is willing to argue for Sir Walter (so far)!
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