Posted by Patricia N on August 28, 1998 at 23:48:28:
In response to Bennet income, written by The Mysterious H.C. on August 27, 1998 at 23:37:14
they would have had about £200 a year (=£5,000 @ 4%), or less than half of what the Dashwoods had
What recourse would they have had? Was it common for women of that class to begin working for their bread when impoverished? Jane Fairfax was to become a governess, a hard life but at least a living. Or would they become like Mrs. and Miss Bates dependent on the kindness of others?
- Bennet income sources The Mysterious H.C. 10:14:06 8/29/98 (2)
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