Posted by MaryC on August 08, 1997 at 22:57:24:
In reply to Who pays for Lady Susan's lodgings? posted by Linda on August 08, 1997 at 09:11:56
] I was under the impression that LadyS had spent all her husband's money before his death. That that is the reason that she visits around.
] However, when she removes from Churchill to town, she seems to have her own place (arranged by Mrs. J).
] How does she pay for it? Although Alicia made the arrangements, I doubt that she could pay for it because her husband hates LadyS.
It always amazes me how enterprising formerly-rich people now without money can be, and how cleverly they take advantage of everyone they know to perpetuate a life style they can no longer afford. This was probably prevalent behavior and JA certainly is astute and portraying how it all works (in the case of Lady Susan anyway). If she had spent more time with her, Fredrica might have turned out just like her.
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