Not sure what you mean
Posted by Caroline on June 06, 1998 at 22:45:58:
In response to Austen letter writng, written by Barry on June 06, 1998 at 22:38:04
] Perhaps a silly question -- does anyone know if the "etc., etc." used by Jane Austen in many of the letters she has in her novels is merely shorthand, or actually a convention used at the time by letter writers?
Do you mean "Did she write etc. or did she write et cetera?" Or do you mean "Has someone left out some of the words she actually wrote on the paper? "
- Etc., etc. Barry 11:57:53 6/07/98 (6)
- You're not the only one puzzled. I've wondered that myself. Gayle 12:35:01 6/13/98 (5)
- Until expert help arrives, we are free to speculate Barry 19:08:49 6/14/98 (4)
- another small point to ponder Gayle 22:42:28 6/14/98 (3)
- -----shire Barry 17:52:28 6/22/98 (0)
- Why _____shire? Stolzi 09:37:19 6/15/98 (1)
- Thanks! This sheds some light on the subject. (nfm) Gayle 22:51:23 6/15/98 (0)
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