Jane coping & childhood amusements.
Written by Mandy N
(2/2/2010 9:36 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Amusements, penned by Robbin
I also enjoyed this section of Letter 60. At a time of bereavement, Jane copes.
I think Jane understood the consolation of tears, letters intermingled with amusements. She kept the boys busy and interested with diversions and small expeditions.
Agree with you; to display such caring and sensitivity to her young nephews, she must've liked children-Whilst she wrote she was aware George was making paper ships and Edward intently read his book. I love how her letter pins down such a cosy moment.
The mention of paper ships reminds me of the scene in the film Persuasion (1995; Anne Elliot taking out her nephews to float their paper ship on the stream. I've heard this is a tribute to Jane Austen.