But for there being no Ice, what could prepare me!– Weymouth is altogether a shocking place I perceive, without recommendation of any kind, & worthy only of being frequented by the inhabitants of Gloucester.–

Jane Austen is in Lyme in this letter from 14th September 1804! (the only letter, by the way, from that year.)   By the tone of it, she is enjoying her stay and, by her own admission, glad not to be in Weymouth (see today’s post quote) for a scandalous lack of ice to be had there.  This letter is full of little ‘quotables’ and I enjoy very much the descriptions of servants as well.

14th September 1804

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