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Chapter 41 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 40 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 39 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 38 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 37 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 36 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 35 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 34 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 33 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Contractions used in the Regency Era

Show of hands – how many of you knew contractions were used in Regency times?  List is from here but I only kept the ones used by 1810. http://www.joannawaugh.com/expressions.html Jane Austen used ain’t, can’t, don’t, I’ll, I’m, I’ve, ma’am, o’clock, shan’t, ’tis, won’t and you’ll. ain’t – in use by 1780 ‘cause (because) in use by 1450…
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Regency Expressions By Jove!

I needed to find some Regency expressions used when surprised or horrified. I found some and am saving the list here so I, and others, can find it easily. I only kept the Regency ones from this list http://www.joannawaugh.com/expressions.html ahem – c. 1765 bah –c. 1600 balderdash – c.1675 barmy — c. 1600 beastly – c.…
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Chapter 32 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 31 Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

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Chapter 2 of Extortion

Elizabeth woke, not as was her custom, by the light of the sun, but by a scream. She looked into the darkness. What had she heard? Was that in a dream of hers? Then, she heard the scream again, a long-drawn-out keening. She sat upright. That was no dream. What was wrong? Jane, who shared…
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