It is not to be borne

Jeff Jacobs

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MRS DASHWOOD is rushing about, mourning ribbons flapping, putting her knick-knacks into a small valise. The room is in chaos. A young WOMAN (ELINOR DASHWOOD) looks on helplessly.

MRS DASHWOOD: To be reduced to the condition of visitor in my own home! It is not to be borne, Elinor!
ELINOR : Consider, Mamma! We have nowhere to go.

What does "it" refer to?
Source: Sense and Sensibility 1995
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