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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Moderate Income

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

1811

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2018-12-03

“And yet two thousand a year is a very moderate income,” said Marianne. “A family cannot well be maintained on a smaller. I am sure I am not extravagant in my demands. A proper establishment of servants, a carriage, perhaps two, and hunters, cannot be supported on less.” - Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)