[John] "A hundred a year would make them all perfectly comfortable."
His wife hesitated a little, however, in giving her consent to this plan.
"To be sure," said she, "it is better than parting with fifteen hundred pounds at once. But, then, if Mrs. Dashwood should live fifteen years we shall be completely taken in."
"Fifteen years! my dear Fanny; her life cannot be worth half that purchase."
"Certainly not; but if you observe, people always live for ever when there is an annuity to be paid them; and she is very stout and healthy, and hardly forty."
This week we ask you:
Which actress played a Regency Grinch best?
Whose portrayal of Fanny Dashwood is most believable?
Harriet Walter, Fanny Dashwood 1996
Claire Skinner, Fanny Dashwood 2008