Gentlemen don't shoot?
Posted by Caroline on September 18, 1997 at 09:12:49:
In Persuasion, when Mr Shepherd is getting round Sir Walter to take the Crofts as tenants, one of the things he says is that he had;
inquired about the manor;-would be glad of the deputation, certainly, but made no point of it;-said he sometimes took out a gun, but never killed;-quite the gentleman.
What did he mean by him being "glad of the deputation" and was he suggesting merely that the Amiral was a lousy shot,or was there something about gentlemen not shooting?
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