Once outside she released her hold on me and laughed again. ‘“On my account!” The man is priceless. And you, my dear, really should pay more attention to shopkeepers if you plan to turn to a life of crime. Despite your healthy complection, I do not think transportation would suit you.’
transportation: sending criminals abroad as punishment, first to America and later to Australia
chuse: choose. This is the first of several archaic spellings, including shew (show) and sopha (sofa). Admittedly my attempt at period spelling is a sham, for I should have made most nouns start with an upper-case letter, substituted “&” for “and” and “ƒ” for “s” in words like “Congreƒs.” If had had done all those, however, it would have made the book almost unreadable.
dish of tea: refers to the practice of pouring tea (often from cups with no handle) into the saucer, and then drinking the tea from the saucer
Molland’s is mentioned in Persuasion:
Mr Elliot was attending his two cousins and Mrs Clay. They were in Milsom Street. It began to rain, not much, but enough to make shelter desirable for women, and quite enough to make it very desirable for Miss Elliot to have the advantage of being conveyed home in Lady Dalrymple’s carriage, which was seen waiting at a little distance; she, Anne, and Mrs Clay, therefore, turned into Molland’s, while Mr Elliot stepped to Lady Dalrymple, to request her assistance. He soon joined them again, successful, of course; Lady Dalrymple would be most happy to take them home, and would call for them in a few minutes.
haut ton: people of high society/fashion.