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"A woman of seven and twenty can never hope to feel or inspire affection again."
--Marianne Dashwood, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Wednesday 17th December 2008 22.20 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but that was over a hundred years ago! And wrong at the time too! *eye roll*

Just because Austen's culture married women off at 18 so they could start procreating 2 years later doesn't mean anything!

Meh, bah, humbug. Go out and party!
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Thursday 18th December 2008 17.09 (UTC) (Link)
The fact remains that in real life I can count the number of women I know who weren't married (at least for the first time) by the age of 25 on one hand. I actually thought I was being generous by giving myself until 25 to get married.

The first time I read Sense and Sensibility I totally identified with Marianne, particularly the speech that begins with the above quotation. At the time I was the same age as Marianne, though. I'm not sure why I picked it up again, but so far I'm not really feeling any differently.
erisedraine From: erisedraine Date: Thursday 18th December 2008 09.50 (UTC) (Link)