Extended Visits

What Louisa seems to like best--and evidently a number of her contemporaries share her predilection--is to have a friend come to stay with her for an extended visit or to spend such a visit at a friend's. Such visits come up frequently enough in the diary that one is tempted to wonder whether--were he to visit, on any given day, every house within two or three miles of Colin Grove--he wouldn't find at least one member of each household absent that week or a member of another household present 

Extended visits are virtually always made by a female. She is typically young and unmarried and visits as an individual rather than accompanied .