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Written by MandyN
(4/29/2006 9:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, From ch. 30: "A very clever Essay", penned by Heather L
I think JA may've found it quite an amusing letter !
]'cheeks white as curd and eyes as dead as the beads in the face of a baby...and hair arranged so high'
I find some humour in the ideas of how to control this plague- by government regulation, 'as much as distemper among the great horned cattle.'
Actually, I'm reminded of Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield', a book JA almost certainly read. On theme was disapproval by the father of his daughters' vanities.
At home, Catherine didn't talk of Henry. I guess Mrs Morland can only assume Catherine fretted over the loss of visiting the grand abbey.
Rich Person Distemper. LOL !
Thanks very much for sharing parts of Mr Homespun's essay with us, Heather. :)
* I suspect Mr Homespun may've been Henry McKenzie who edited
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