Monthly Archives: November 2014

…Then came the dinner & Mr Haden who brought good Manners & clever conversation… Fancy the scene!–And what is to be fancied next?… There’s happiness!

Lots of good snippets in a handful of letters for this week (I have given up on daily postings, I think, for a lack of time to get them done, but will post the remaining letters once a week hereon.)  There’s … Continue reading

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I beleive I drank too much wine last night…– You will kindly make allowance therefore for any indistinctness of writing by attributing it to this venial Error.–

I can commiserate with the feeling — had a late and ‘winey’ evening myself with friends last night and hoping my typing does not show the same effects that Jane Austen’s handwriting purportedly did in her letter to Cassandra of 20 … Continue reading

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our indifference will soon be mutual, unless his regard, which appeared to spring from knowing nothing of me at first, is best supported by never seeing me

It seems love is in the air… or is it!?  Letters for today (including one begun yesterday which I had no opportunity to post as I was travelling all day) include some commentary in 1798 on Jane Austen’s dalliances (or … Continue reading

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I am now laying in stock of intelligence to pour out on you as my share of Conversation

I have been laying in a “stock of intelligence” the last week, travelling out west to visit family and friends much as Jane Austen did (except mine is via air travel) so haven’t been able to post daily.  As a … Continue reading

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To sit in idleness over a good fire in a well-proportioned room is a luxurious sensation

Oh! How I can relate to today’s title quotation, taken from Jane Austen’s letter (a continuation from the previous day) of 7 November 1813.  I’m a little late with that one, and the letter written over two days from 8 … Continue reading

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[I am] very snug, in my own room, lovely morng, excellent fire, fancy me

Doesn’t that sound lovely?… snug in a warm room on a lovely morning?  I’d say “fancy me” too! Today’s letter is from 1813 and chock full of lovely snippets as Jane Austen engages in visits, pleasant parties, concerts and a ‘day of … Continue reading

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…it is but roughish weather for any one in a tender state

Given the high winds and cold that have descended upon my own area these last few days, I found today’s quote appropriate for a title… but Jane Austen’s lengthy letter to sister Cassandra on 3 November 1813 has so much … Continue reading

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the sentence had been made ever since yesterday, & I think forms a very good beginning

Jane Austen was in fine form in her letter to Cassandra of 1 November 1800 — so many quotable lines I could have used for my post title!  You must read it to appreciate them. The one I did choose … Continue reading

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