Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Oman
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jun 2016
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    what is meaning of ball of credit in Jane Austen's novel

    Thank you for this useful website.Here, i would like you to help me to find meaning of ball of credit , i have to translate Persuasion novel by Jane Austen. And this is text "Thirteen winters’ revolving frosts had seen her opening every ball of credit which a scanty neighbourhood afforded, and thirteen springs shewn their blossoms, as she travelled up to London with her fa- ther, for a few weeks’ annual enjoyment of the great world."Many thanks,Maryam

  1. Piscean's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 9,955
    #2

    Re: what is meaning of ball of credit in Jane Austen's novel

    ball - formal dance

    of credit - worthy of attendance by respectable people.

  2. Piscean's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 9,955
    #3

    Re: what is meaning of ball of credit in Jane Austen's novel

    ps. Welcome to the forum, Maryam Amur,

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #4

    Re: what is meaning of ball of credit in Jane Austen's novel

    I thought it was like a line of credit, but more round.

  3. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 3,581
    #5

    Re: what is meaning of ball of credit in Jane Austen's novel

    Aha! So Jane Austin invented revolving credit! Who knew?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

Similar Threads

  1. Jane Austen's handwriting
    By Esredux in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-Aug-2012, 10:46
  2. [General] Emma By Jane Austen - Another Question From Chapter One
    By Oliver_Twist in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15-Jul-2012, 16:07
  3. Emma By Jane Austen - Another question
    By Oliver_Twist in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13-Jul-2012, 14:28
  4. [General] Emma By Jane Austen
    By Oliver_Twist in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 13-Jul-2012, 01:10
  5. Jane Austen downloads
    By BobK in forum Literature
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-Jul-2007, 19:05

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •