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Written by Line
(2/2/2010 3:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Death & mourning ., penned by Mandy N
"The Serenity of the Corpse is most delightful! -It preserves the sweet, benevolent smile which always distinguished him".
This made me realize that yes, people were simply much more *familiar* with death in JA's time, and made me wonder if perhaps Mr. Austen Senior was laid out in the front parlour or his bedroom before his burial.
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