I have often observed that if one writes about the Weather, it is generally completely changed before the Letter is read

I waffled as to a letter quotation for today’s post title.  So much of Jane Austen’s letters involve observances on the weather, and this one from 9th July 1816 spends a bit of time pondering it as well–so that is what I ended up using.  This particular letter, however, is written to JA’s nephew, James Edward (Edward) and I love the teasing she engages in with him (how wonderful it is that we have a few surviving letters to nephews, nieces and brothers for a different perspective than we get with those written to Cassandra.)

Do read it!  The teasing about school (and school boys) alone is worth it!

9th July 1816

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