bookworm edited the glossary entries of Pride and Prejudice Monday, January 16, 2012.
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- Edited the description of Vingt-un: A card game, similar to the American game
twenty-one. Sorry, friend, but it is, in fact, the game 21. That's what it says in French - and it's a French, not American, game.
- Edited the description of panegyric:
wikipedia: A panegyric isa formal public speech, or (in later use)written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and discriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical. It is derived from the Greek πανηγυρικός meaning "a speech fit for a general assembly" (panegyris). In Athens such speeches were delivered at national festivals or games, with the object of rousing the citizens to emulate the glorious deeds of their ancestors.
- Edited the description of Entailment: Part of English Common Law where the inheritance of land is strictly limited. Once land is set up as entailed, it may not be sold or willed. The entailed land is considered not owned by the residing individual, but held for the extended family over the generations. Once the owner dies, there is a strict set of rules on how the land will pass to the next generation. The estate that Elizabeth Bennett lives with her family is ‘entailed’ meaning that Elizabeth’s father cannot bequeath his estate to his daughters. It must, by law, be bequeathed to the next closest male relative, Mr. Collins, Elizabeth’s cousin. While Elizabeth’s family enjoys a upper-middle class existence, Mr. Bennett cannot leave his estate to his wife or any of his daughters. It is therefore important that the daughters marry into