Exactly; a million thanks (nfm)
Posted by Becca M. on April 15, 1998 at 14:42:05:
In response to Matrimonial "advice", written by The Mysterious H.C. on April 15, 1998 at 04:54:43
] 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
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