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  1. May 2017
    1. take orders

      To "take orders" means to ordain as a clergyman to the Anglican Church. In the Regency era, many young gentlemen looked to the church as a professional option, especially younger sons who had no other inheritance or estate.

    2. He has only two thousand pounds of his own

      Edward only has 2,000 pounds to his name and if converted in today's pounds it would be 120,558.77 pounds. It would be enough for a year to live comfortably, but not lavishly enough. It would not be enough for economic security in a marriage.

    3. beaux

      "The attendant or suitor of a lady; a lover, sweetheart"


    4. coxcomb

      "A fool, simpleton (obs.); now, a foolish, conceited, showy person, vain of his accomplishments, appearance, or dress; a fop" (OED).

    5. incumbent

      "The holder of an ecclesiastical benefice" (OED).

    6. Norland

      A fictional place located in Sussex.

  2. Apr 2017
    1. Longstaple

      A fictional place located in Devonshire, near Plymouth. Lucy's uncle lives in Longstaple as indicated in chapter 22.