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Written by JulieW
(11/30/2006 9:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Receiving letters from a gentleman, penned by Robbin
That was the problem with such love letters: they were secret and , of course, that could lead to the problems Jane Fairfax expereinced: her reputation would be compromised if the news of the clandestine correspndece with Frank had been made public.
Here Richard Buller who had lived amongst them as a boarder at the Seenton Rectory while he was being taught by George Austen writes openly to JA : if it was onlyadressed to her it does not signify, IMHO, for he knows that she will read his letter to the others and probalby let them read it too.
I don't see there is anything specifically wrong about it; he is writing as an old family friend ,almost as a brother.
Here is a picture of teh chruch in Colyton in Devon where he was to have the living. Lucky man: it is a beautiful little town( with fantastic ancient Parish Records which have been used to compile accurate statistics about the population !), near to the River Exe and not far from the coast.
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