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    estate

    Can we know what kind of estate is?
    It is land?
    Where from are coming "two thousand a year"

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    from: Pride and Prejudice
    Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs male, on a distant relation; and their mother's fortune, though ample for her situation in life, could but ill supply the deficiency of his.
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    Thanks for help,
    Mircea

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    Re: estate

    Quote Originally Posted by mhmircea View Post
    Can we know what kind of estate is?
    It is land?
    Where from are coming "two thousand a year"

    ===================================
    from: Pride and Prejudice
    Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs male, on a distant relation; and their mother's fortune, though ample for her situation in life, could but ill supply the deficiency of his.
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    Thanks for help,
    Mircea
    Land, primarily. But as, in this context, the land earns rents, an estate means income (in the sense of 'money coming in, regularly'). Today, 'estate' is used with clear distinction between 'land', and 'possessions left after death'. In this extract, however, this clarity of distinction is not there. A lot of the background to the novel, and indeed to society of the time, deals with the link between money, death and marriage. Their 'mother's fortune' is the money given her by her father when she married Mr Bennet ('fortune', in that context, has none of the implications of excess that the word has today).

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    Re: estate

    Thanks,
    Mircea

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