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Monthly Archives: March 2014
…such pictures of domestic Life in Country Villages as I deal in
Today we have a letter not from Jane Austen, but to her — from James Stanier Clarke — in 1816, and I have included JA’s reply to him after it, though it was written on 1 April. Polite as befits … Continue reading
[In] short I am a poor Honey at present.
A letter today from 1817, written to niece Caroline, with more family commentary — and the joy of a ‘Donkey ride’! 26th March 1817
[Aunt Cassandra] is such an excellent Nurse, so assiduous & unwearied!
Jane Austen’s letter of 23rd March to niece Fanny Knight is continued/completed on this date – focusing on family — Henry’s state of mind, Mrs F.A.’s pregnancy, and sadly (to those of us with hindsight) her own illness. I did … Continue reading
…pictures of perfection as you know make me sick & wicked–
I’m a little late posting today’s letter, dated from 23rd March 1817 — as I was away for a lovely Jane Austen themed weekend from Friday noon — but after a gap of more than a week, we at last … Continue reading
Perhaps before the end of April, Mansfield Park…may be in the World
After a break of some days, ‘today’ we have only a snippet from a letter that is missing more than it retains… a few lines only to tease, from 1814 – but with a mention of Mansfield Park’s anticipated release … Continue reading
…this fine flow of Literary Ardour
Another letter on this date in 1817 to Jane Austen’s niece, Caroline — a short one, but with a few snippets of interest. Caroline is writing, her brother Edward is writing, and Jane herself has received some income from a … Continue reading
Nothing could be more delicious than your Letter; . . .
On today’s date we have two letters, from 1816 and 1817 respectively — and both written to nieces (or as Jane Austen would spell it, to neices.) 13th March 1816 — The first, to neice Caroline Austen (daughter of James) … Continue reading
Henry has finished Mansfield Park, & his approbation has not lessened.
Henry Austen has finished reading his sister’s latest manuscript, while Jane Austen is seeing rather a lot in the London theatre during her visit in ‘today’s’ letter to her sister: 9th March 1814
Here’s a day! . . . –Mr Richard Snow is dreadfully fond of us.
In the third day of a letter written over four of them, the weather again is fodder for content — causing no little adjustment to the plans of the inmates of Henrietta Street… 7th March 1814 (continuation from 5th and … Continue reading
I find a little time before breakfast for writing.
Continuation today of a letter begun the day before (and to be continued the next) – with a little more of Henry’s reaction to Mansfield Park, and the arrival in Henrietta Street of Edward and Fanny Knight… 6th March 1814