Posted by Caroline on May 15, 1998 at 16:50:33:
In response to Time to check references, written by ValR on May 13, 1998 at 22:36:22
'Warehouse' in Jane Austen's age was used rather like 'emporium' today, wasn't it. You could shop at a warehouse; it was literally a place to show off wares. That means they wouldn't necessarily have been near the river. I'm not sure if the River could have been seen from Gracechurch Street; I am sure that you can't see it these days!
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