Posted by Andrea Jutson on May 27, 1998 at 05:46:41:
Sorry to use such a cheap trick to get your attention, but I'm actually asking a question about the usage of "thank you" in the Regency period! In the adaptations I've seen, "thank you" is used a number of times (perhaps most famously Marianne's heartfelt "Thank you" to Colonel Brandon). However, I've been reading a couple of Austen books lately, and I can't actually find "thank you" on its own anywhere. It always has an "I" in front of it, as in "I thank you", or is simply put as "my thanks..." I wonder when people started dropping off the "I" part. Does anyone know if anyone said a simple "thank you" in the Regency?:-)
Thanks (and when did THAT come along?!!)
- Thank you John W 13:13:29 5/27/98 (0)
- The books and the Davies Caroline 12:54:30 5/27/98 (1)
- Thank you!!:-) Andrea Jutson 03:44:50 5/28/98 (0)
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