My Particular Friend footnotes: The Affair of Brotherly Love 2

Beginning with Bradford-on-Avon:

The trip from Bath to Bradford was accomplished easily in Mr Dundas’s landau, he remaining in Bath to attend to canal business.

landau: very similar to a barouche, in fact sometimes referred to as a barouche-landau

So it was in silence that the journey continued. I thought Mrs Fitzhugh also lost in thought and then realized she had merely gone to sleep despite the rocking of the carriage. But before long we arrived in Bradford and climbed St. Margaret’s Hill and found the house that Mr Haversham had rented.
St. Margaret’s Hill: an area of Bradford-on-Avon south of Town Bridge over the River Avon.

‘No, not at the time. Let me explain. George … Mr Haversham … and his partner had been absent from Bradford for some time, but they were expected to return in a day or two. I visited his office that I might bring some letters that had been sent to this house by mistake. You see my mother and I were visiting here and were staying at the Swan. Then George was called away and I thought to visit his office when I could … just that I might be of use.’
Swan Hotel: this 15th-century coaching inn is north of Town Bridge

Charlotte stopped her circuit at the doors and bent down to peer at the lock. ‘A Bramah lock?’
Bramah lock: In 1784, Joseph Bramah designed a round lock mechanism operated by a tubular key, of such complexity and security, that he put it in his shop window and offered a reward of 200 guineas to anyone who could open it. It was finally picked in 1851 at the Great Exhibition by Alfred Charles Hobbs after 51 hours.

We were seated at dinner, which had been delayed by some further distress afflicting Mr Haversham, necessitating a call from an apothecary who supplied a sleeping draught.
apothecary: a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs. The most notable apothecary in Jane Austen novels is Mr. Perry, in whom Mr. Woodhouse had complete trust. Unlike a doctor, an apothecary is not a gentleman, but with Austen tends to treat apothecaries with great respect, and it is the apothecary Mr. Harris who treats Marianne in Sense and Sensibility and presumably saves her life.

From Emma, Volume I Chapter 2:

He had been at the pains of consulting Mr. Perry, the apothecary, on the subject. Mr. Perry was an intelligent, gentlemanlike man, whose frequent visits were one of the comforts of Mr. Woodhouse’s life; and upon being applied to, he could not but acknowledge (though it seemed rather against the bias of inclination) that wedding-cake might certainly disagree with many—perhaps with most people, unless taken moderately.

From Sense and Sensibility, Volume III Chapter 7:

His medicines had failed;—the fever was unabated; and Marianne only more quiet—not more herself—remained in a heavy stupor. Elinor, catching all, and more than all, his fears in a moment, proposed to call in further advice. But he judged it unnecessary: he had still something more to try, some more fresh application, of whose success he was as confident as the last, and his visit concluded with encouraging assurances which reached the ear, but could not enter the heart of Miss Dashwood.

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