Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Mercer: A mercer (British) is a dealer in expensive fabrics. Mercer shares its etymology with merchant, mercantile, and merchandise.
If such a fate was preferable to the future that had beckoned her in Saint-Denis, married according to the arrangements of her aunt or confined to repeat forever the same dreary day behind the counter of the mercer's shop, there was poor comfort in it.

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