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    A fictional woman

    I have problems with this passage:

    "It is set in the late 18th century and early 19th century and tells the story of a Courtesan, Grace Dalrymple Elliot.
    Grace did not set out to be a courtesan but when her husband obtained a parliamentary divorcee , she received ?00 a year. Now many people lived on that amount, and less, but Grace was used to better. The
    lover who was the subject of her divorce, did a split. She had hopes for awhile that her next lover/protector would marry her , but again that did not pan out."

    1."her husband obtained a parliamentary divorcee " - her husband got involved with a divorced woman who worked for the parliament?

    2."The lover who was the subject of her divorce, did a split." - Grace divorced because of this lover, but they split afterwards?

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    Re: A fictional woman

    1- Should it be parliamentary divorce? If so, then it means her husband divorcede her through parliament because she had a lover. Then having been divorced, she lost the lover. That makes more sense to me.

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    Re: A fictional woman

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: A fictional woman

    I mean it could very possibly be a slip of pen on the writer's part-I'm pretty sure of it having read your post.
    Last edited by nonEnglish; 29-Aug-2005 at 20:49.

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    Re: A fictional woman

    Otherwise, she'd have got a lot more cash out of him.

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    Re: A fictional woman

    Good point!

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