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Posted by Linda K. on March 14, 1998 at 10:47:07:
In response to Devouring Plan, written by Laraine on March 09, 1998 at 15:29:26
] I agree on both counts, Cheryl. Not only is Lesley Castle a big hoot, but it would be really fun to read all the juvenalia. I like this part:
I have the satisfaction of informing you that we have every reason to imagine our pantry is by this time nearly cleared, as we left particular orders with the Servants to eat as hard as they possibly could, and to call in a couple of Chairwomen to assist them. We brought a cold Pigeon pye, a cold turkey, a cold tongue, and half a dozen Jellies with us, which we were lucky enough with the help of our Landlady, her husband, and their three children, to get rid of in less than two days after our arrival.
] I love the entire "Devouring Plan"--
....."Dear Eloisa (said I) there's no occasion for your crying so much about such a trifle (for I was willing to make light of it in order to comfort her) I beg you would not mind it. You see it does not vex me in the least; though perhaps I may suffer most from it after all; for I shall not only be obliged to eat up all the Victuals I have dressed already but must If Hervey should recover (which however is not very likely) dress as much as for you again; or should he die (as I suppose he will) I shall still have to prepare a dinner for you whenever you marry any one else. So you see that tho' perhaps for the present it may afflict you to think of Henry's sufferings, Yet I dare say he'll die soon, and then his pain will be over and you will be easy, whereas my trouble will last much longer for work hard as I may, I am certain that the pantry cannot be cleared in less than a fortnight." LOL!!! She is too much! ;-p
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