Notice from Miss Austen's hometown paper
Posted by Amy on November 24, 1997 at 09:53:32:
In response to Shocking!, written by Arnessa on November 24, 1997 at 01:50:53
Marriage notices in the Hampshire Chronicle were unsentimentally frank in itemizing a bride's assets, witnes the announcement of the marriage of Mrs Mitford herself (nee Russell): 'Miss Russell, only daughter of the Late Revd. Dr Russle, Rector of Ashe... a most amiable young lady, and possessed of a fortune of £20,000.'
End note refers to the Hampshire Chronicle, 22 October, 1785
From Jane Austen: A Life
Now, what do you suppose Mrs Bennet had in mind when she said that Lydia's notice was not put in properly? What would she have submitted for publication on the occasion?
Miss Lydia Bennet, youngest but tallest of five sisters, the daughter of Mr Henry Bennet of Longbourn, Hartfordshire, a lively young lady...
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