Thomas Bennet was not by his nature a reflective man. Reflection tended to bring on discomfort and discontent, neither of which he favored. But his house—and his life—were in disarray on the cusp of his daughters’ weddings and a little
Finally, after a busy and nerve-wracking day of wedding preparations, Jane and Elizabeth found themselves, limp and exhausted, in their shared bedroom preparing for bed. Elizabeth was just finishing tying her nightcap on, fluffing up a perky bow below her
“These are the last two, Mr. Hill.” Lizzy pointed at the boxes stacked by the door. “Be careful as they each have books inside and are heavy.” “I can manage, Miss Elizabeth, but thank ‘e for the warning.” Lizzy
Over the past weeks, when not otherwise engaged entertaining their handsome future husbands, Jane and Lizzy had gradually sorted through their possessions in preparation for relocating to their new homes. Headway had been made in packing what they wished
Until 1823, a single person under the age of one and twenty could not marry without his/her parent’s permission. (Lydia’s elopement and Georgiana’s aborted elopement were instances of this rule.) After 1823, the minimum age to marry without a parent’s
(In her own words…) I know that many brides go to the altar in complete ignorance – and consequently in great trepidation – of what will follow afterward. Neither Jane nor I shall suffer such an unfortunate fate, however. No,
It was much more comfortable in the carriage with just the two of them, reflected Mrs. Gardiner, but it was still a rather long journey from London to Longbourn, and she already missed their four children, bless their little hearts!
Breakfast should have been a quiet affair, but it seemed few meals were at Lucas Lodge. Mr. Collins squeezed his temples. So much banal chatter soured his stomach and ruined his appetite. His wife’s brothers brought reports on new arrivals
Imagine a world in which marriage meant, quite literally, transfer of property from a woman to her husband. Now imagine that Lizzie, through clever management of her money, had managed to put together a small sum of money she intended
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