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    Vingt-un better than Commerce;

    I don't understand what is the meaning of:
    Vingt-un better than Commerce;

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    from: Proud and Prejudice
    "Yes; these four evenings have enabled them to ascertain that they both like Vingt-un better than Commerce; but with respect to any other leading characteristic, I do not imagine that much
    has been unfolded."
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    Thanks for helping me.
    Mircea


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    Re: Vingt-un better than Commerce;

    NB - "Pride and Prejudice"

    Both were card games, popular at the time.

    See here: Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice -- Notes on Random Topics


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    Re: Vingt-un better than Commerce;

    Thanks for all.
    Mircea

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