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|Found my source re JA's dancing
Written by Line
(5/9/2010 9:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Still not convinced! ;-), penned by Line
"Jane Austen was fond of dancing and excelled in it. She often writes about it in her letters. (snip) In the earliest letter of hers that survives, written when she was twenty, she says, "I danced twice with Warren last night, and once with Mr. Charles Watkins, and, to my inexpressible astonishment, I entirely escaped John Lyford. I was forced to fight hard for it, however."
So, at least in this sense, JA was much more like Elizabeth than like Darcy! ;-)
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