Posted by Cheryl on March 22, 1998 at 20:01:21:
In referring to Sherry's post further down about the apparent dislike of Jane by Elizabeth Austen Knight... It does appear that there was a good deal of friction between them; that Jane and Cassandra were viewed as poor, unrefined relations and an embarrassment by the Austen-Knights.
It also seems clear that Jane was disdainful of Elizabeth's perpetual state of pregnancy. The picture of poor Fanny being evicted from her mothers bed in the middle of the night because Papa had arrived home paints a pretty clear picture... ;-)
In describing a visit by the Kent gentry, I loved Jane's play on the "Veni, vidi, vici" quote: "They called, they came, they sat, they went." LOL!!
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