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(‘Sea‐Mud’) in Villette is Charlotte's contemptuous name for the port at which Lucy Snowe disembarks—no doubt the equivalent of Ostend. Compare Villette (‘little town’), Labassecour (‘poultry‐yard’), and ‘Bouquin‐Moisi’ (mouldy old book) for Louvain.


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