Note 1: (Such a forward young lady) It is apparent throughout the play that Amelia and Anhalt share a mutual affection, but as he is of a lower social sphere than the daughter of a baron, he is not willing to declare his love to her. Amelia shows herself to be a forward young lady when she takes the bull by the horns and declares her love for him.
Note 2: (show/shew) Here is another inconsistency in spelling. Earlier in the chapter, Miss Austen used "shew", but here uses the more modern "show".
Note 3: (Stoke) This is probably Stoke-upon-Trent, which is now part of Stoke-on-Trent. Fron the Encyclopeadia Britannica (link):
City and district, county of Staffordshire, England, consisting of the industrial ceramic-producing area known as The Potteries. Ceramics is the chief industry, although coal mining, iron and steel, and rubber are also important.
Stoke-on-Trent was formed in 1910, subsuming the former towns of Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke-upon-Trent, and Tunstall. It became a city in 1925. The British Ceramic Research Association's laboratories were opened in 1951, and Staffordshire University (founded 1970) has programs in ceramic technology. Keele University was established in 1949.
Josiah Wedgwood, the great English potter of the 18th century, lived and worked in Stoke-upon-Trent for a time. The novelist Arnold Bennett, born in Hanley, used the area of the "Five Towns" as the setting for many of his works in the early 20th century. Area 36 square miles (93 square km). Pop. (1992 est.) 252,900.