Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on April 15, 1998 at 04:54:43:
In response to Please, help me find a link, written by Becca M. on April 14, 1998 at 23:01:13
You probably mean the AUSTEN-L posting that was the "Post of the week" for several months. However, this was very LATE 19th century, and was just one bunch of people's opinions rather than any generally prevailing and accepted wisdom.
Anyway, it's actually been circulating around the Internet, and you can find it, for example, at http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/96/Jul/brides.html
- Exactly; a million thanks (nfm) Becca M. 14:42:05 4/15/98 (0)
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