Just came acorss this sentence from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen:
"But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them"
I'm not sure if that means that: 1) "pretty women deserve men of large fortune" or 2) "men of large fortune deserve pretty women"?
Originally I thought it is the first option, but according to a translation I've read it was the second option that was used. So I'm quite confused right now. your help is appreciated.