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Hi, I'm reading Pride and Prejudice. In Chapter 1 Mr. Bingley arrives "in a chaise of four". Is it of four seats, four horses, or four wheels, I wonder? It'll be much appreciated if some relevant links are provided together with the answer. Thanks a lot!
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AnonymousHi, I'm reading Pride and Prejudice. In Chapter 1 Mr. Bingley arrives "in a chaise of four". Is it of four seats, four horses, or four wheels, I wonder? It'll be much appreciated if some relevant links are provided together with the answer. Thanks a lot!

It is a lightweight carriage pulled by four horses.

Have a look at his link:

http://education.yahoo.com/homework_help/cliffsnotes/pride_and_prejudice/8.html
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chaise and four: chaise is a type of carriage; it seated three people, all facing forward, and was enclosed (see illustration on p. 397). Four refers to the number of horses pulling it. A chaise was a popular vehicle for long-distance travel, so it would be a logical one for someone coming from far away to use (in this case, as we find out later, it happens to be the carriage Mr. Bingley owns and uses regularly).
hi,

its a "chaise and four", meaning a carriage with four horses pulling it.

sorry, i haven't got any links!
AnonymousHi, I'm reading Pride and Prejudice. In Chapter 1 Mr. Bingley arrives "in a chaise of four". Is it of four seats, four horses, or four wheels, I wonder? It'll be much appreciated if some relevant links are provided together with the answer. Thanks a lot!

LOL im reading that right now and as soon as i saw that i tried to look it up i have no clue did u ever get an answer?
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