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Written by Stephanie
(8/25/2011 10:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Jane is the real deal, penned by Robbin
most sincerely do I hope [my writing to refuse] will not be in vain,
I cannot endure the idea of her giving away her own wheel,
I could never use it with comfort,
I was afraid of making it appear less serious matter of feeling than it really is,
are all so indicative of Author Austen trying to forestall a kind person trying to be generous at her own expense, that I simply must disagree with you. Plus why would she have to be circumspect with Cassandra about her reasoning? She certainly shows enough frankness about other things in her letters to her, that sudden formality about Mrs. Knight's possible gift seems a little odd to me.
However, I like the way you cast Author Austen as winnowing her phrases depending on her audience; I certainly think you have something there.
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