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The Carbonels
The Carbonels | Charlotte Yonge
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Lindy
The Carbonels | Charlotte Yonge
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…there were to be grand doings in this new parliament; the people wasn‘t going to stand it no longer, not if the right gentleman got in […]. Beer would be ever so much cheaper and every poor man would have a fat pig in his sty. That is, if Mr Bramdean, as was the people‘s friend, got in.

(Plus ça change…)

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Lindy
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Some epithets in this novel include: “a sneaking hypercriting old cat of a goody,” and “a drunken, trapesing good-for-nothing jade.”
(I learned that jade can refer to a disreputable woman.)

twohectobooks I feel like “jade” is one I‘ve seen a few times with that meaning, but I can‘t remember where. 4w
Lindy @twohectobooks 🧐I remember coming across goody (The Scarlet Letter?) but not jade. 4w
Hooked_on_books Sounds like some great diction and syntax in this one! 4w
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LeahBergen My Nan used to use the word “jade” in that sense. She‘d say, “That (so and so) is an old jade” 😆😆 4w
Lindy @Hooked_on_books Yes! I think @shawnmooney might be using this book for an entire In Other Words episode on his booktube channel. 4w
Lindy @LeahBergen Oh! Perhaps @twohectobooks has heard it in person also? 4w
twohectobooks @Lindy @leahbergen I don‘t think so! Maybe somewhere in LM Montgomery? It seems like a word she might use. 4w
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…there were, near the bottom, signs of a mass of daffodils, which filled the sisters with delight, though daffodils were not then the fashion, and were rather despised as yellow and scentless.

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Lindy
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I‘m loving the language in this novel. ❤️

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Lindy
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Starting a buddy-read with @shawnmooney today. An ebook is perfect for travelling. I‘m not just going to Toronto, I‘m also travelling to Georgian England. ✈️

Suet624 Nice! 1mo
shawnmooney Are you wearing invisible green? 😍 1mo
Lindy @shawnmooney Ha! I would be if I had anything dark green, just so I could use the colour name. Love that kind of trivia. 1mo
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