Posted by Dick Schneider on November 20, 1997 at 12:26:15:
I have been fascinated in the Jane Austen stories by the frequent reference to a person's income. How did one know the amount of income others had? Did the upper classes go around telling each other how much income they received? How did one verify such figures or were they just accepted at face value? Part of the reason this question comes to mind is that I am not so able to preceisely define in advance how much income I will have.
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