" The envelope itself was likewise full "
Writing paper envelope - Credit: Gbaku
Envelopes were not the purpose-made items they are today; it was common for people to fold a sheet of paper around a letter and seal the edges with wax. Therefore the inside of the envelope could be used as another sheet of writing paper.
" and afterwards at Cambridge "
Cambridge. Gonville and Caius College, Senate House and University Library (1870-1885 albumen print) - Credit: Cornell Univeristy Library
The University of Cambridge is the second oldest in England and fourth oldest in Europe. It is one of the most respected universities in the world.
The late Mr Darcy was offering Mr Wickham a significant chance at advancement by paying for him to study there.
" Ramsgate "
Located on the Kent coast, Ramsgate has one of the biggest harbours in that part of England.
" to consent to an elopement "
Modern Love:The Elopement, oil on canvas (detail) - Credit: John Collet
An elopement occurs when two lovers run away together with the intention of marrying in secret, most usually to avoid parental interference.