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Written by JulieW
(4/30/2008 5:16 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I often wonder about that, penned by Antoinette
JA and the ladies at Chawton Cottage had a donkey and cart, but JA recognised its limitations:
Ben was here on Saturday, to ask Uncle Charles & me to dine with me ,as tomorrow,but I was forced to decline it, the walk is beyond my strength ( though I am otherwise very well) & this is not a Season for Donkey Carriages...
And as Diana Spurling's picture demonstrates, they do have somewhat independent tendencies ;-) Only the clueless Mrs E could imagine such a stupid scheme,and have such a romantic view of gypsies.
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