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 not) — from which today’s post title is taken — and also an illuminating and lengthy ‘conversation’ from 1814 where Jane Austen opines on niece Fanny’s feelings for a certain Mr John Plumtre.  Lots of quotables in these letters — enjoy!!!

17th November 1798

18th November 1798 (continuation from 17th)

18th November 1814 (to be continued next two days)

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