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|A fine family piece
Written by Cheryl
(10/19/2011 11:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Christmas at the Musgroves', penned by AmyFlo
Isn't it a great scene? My large, extended family always used to have a party on Christmas Eve when I was a child. The chaos and Mrs. Musgrove's "little quiet cheerfulness at home," is instantly recognizable to me. I imagine that Jane Austen, with her large family and scores of nieces and nephews, knew what she was talking about.
Although, the older I get, the more I can sympathize with Lady Russell's point of view. ;-)
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