Posted by: rearadmiral | January 9, 2013

Happy Bday Cassandra Elizabeth Austen

Happy Bday Cassandra Elizabeth Austen!!!!!!!

“….What I have lost, no one but myself can know, you are not ignorant of her merits, but who can judge how I estimated them?-God’s will be done, I have been able to say so all along, I thank God that I have.-If any thing should ever bring you into attainable distance from me we must meet my dear Miss Sharp”. -Cassandra Austen to Anne Sharp 7/28/1817

“The last sad ceremony is to take place on Thursday morning, her remains are to be deposited in the Cathedral–it is a satisfaction to me to think that they are to lie in a Building she admired so much–her precious soul I presume to hope reposes in a far superior Mansion. May mine one day be reunited to it…..I did not think to have written a long letter when I began, but I have found the employment draw me on & I hope I shall have giving you more pleasure than pain”. From Cassandra Austen to Fanny Knight Sunday July, 20, 1817

“I have lost a treasure, such a Sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed,—She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow, I had not a thought concealed from, & it is as if I had lost a part of myself…..You know me too well to be all afraid that I should suffer materially from my feelings, I am perfectly conscious of the extent of my irreparable loss, but I am not at all overpowered & very little indisposed, nothing but what a short time, with rest & change of air will remove”. From Cassandra Austen to Fanny Knight Sunday July 20, 1817

Don’t worry if you missed our 200th Anniversary programme of Pride and Prejudice! You can catch it all again here:
p.s. we won’t judge you if you want to listen to it again and again… and again! we might have…..

Yesterday was the bday of Tom Lefroy…
Happy Bday to Tom Lefroy!!!!

“At length the Day is come on which I am to flirt my last with Tom Lefroy, and when you receive this it will be over—my tears flow as I write, at the melancholy idea”. JA to CEA 1/15/1796


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