"I am sorry Ly E. Foster's cough is worse, indeed she should not stay in such a climate as this, every hour may be of the utmost consequence to her."
oh don't we ever!!!
Lady Spencer...so subtle. I suppose she would have found Siberia to be a better climate if she thought Bess would go there. (I'll take Bath myself.)
And I'm sure Lady Spencer would be quite sorry indeed if Bess' health were to decline further!
Of course, Bess' health was probably of the utmost concern to Lady S!
Lady Spencer reminds of my MIL in her controlling manner... I love Polonaise's remark. So true...