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Written by Katharine T
(2/19/2003 4:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, M.T.Jane Austen's "marriage certificates", penned by Caroline
which unfortunately I don't have with me. I somehow got the impression though that the pages may have been "leftovers" or something, which Mr. Austen gave to his daughters to play with. (Like my parents used to give me old checks when we moved...) But I don't suppose any one can know for sure?
Tomalin also commented on the difference between the grand strings of names and the common, unremarkable "Mr. Smith"... as if Jane was playing with both romance and reality.
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