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|[Word plays] are coming up very well
Written by Stephanie
(8/23/2011 10:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Letter 73 (Brabourne 58), penned by Myretta
I know it is all supposition, but since it seems Cassandra has taken to passing on Fanny's whimsical messages, and Author Austen immediately asks what her opinion of 'Diana' is, I am inclined to think that Fanny has chosen a name for some word game, and Aunt Jane was continuing the fun.
Or perhaps I am like Emma, supposing myself to be quite in the secret; and although I add graciously the caveat that
One might guess twenty things without guessing exactly the right
-- I never suspect that I am badly mistaken at the root, so trunk, branch and leaf must all be discarded, too!
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