Please help to settle the dispute
Posted by Katya S. on January 25, 1998 at 19:34:03:
I have just reread P&P and stumbled across a commentary to Mr.Bennet's words in Ch48: "If you are a good girl for the next ten years, I will take you to a review at the end of them." The commentary states that "a review" here means a sort of exhibition held in London to which Mr.Bennet presumably could take his daughter without exposing her to the dangers of the officers' company. Well, I have always believed that Mr.Bennet meant "to reconsider" his restrictions on Kitty's pastime. It is very possible that I have mistaken the meaning of the word itself, but English is not my native language so sorry if the whole question is about nothing. Anyway, can anyone tell me what were those reviews like? We had a dispute with a friend concerning this issue and I told her that I knew the place where such questions could be answered. The regency experts, lease help to settle our dispute!
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