By James Edward Austen Leigh
Whilst James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his recognized aunt was once released in 1870, faraway from fulfilling public interest approximately Jane Austen because the family members had meant, it easily raised a chain of recent questions, rather approximately Jane Austen's unpublished paintings, which were pointed out in simple terms in passing. Austen Leigh was once persuaded to factor a much-expanded moment version in 1871. right here he incorporated for the 1st time the full texts of Jane Austen's novel in letters, girl Susan, and the fragmentary novel The Watsons, in addition to a quick precis of her final unfinished paintings, later referred to as Sanditon. whilst he took the chance to revise the biographical sections of the Memoir partially to incorporate new details that had come to mild because the first version, in order that all in all of the moment version has a importance for Austen students relatively cut loose the 1st.
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Description of Steventon—Life at Steventon—Changes of Habits and Customs in the last Century. As the first twenty-five years, more than half of th brief life of Jane Austen, were spent in the parsonag of Steventon, some description of that place ought t be given. Steventon is a small rural village upon the chalk hills of north Hants, situated in a winding valley about seven miles from Basingstoke. The South-Western railway crosses it by a short embankment, and, as it curves round, presents a good view of it on the left hand to those who are travelling down the line, about three miles before entering the tunnel under Popham Beacon.
He accompanied this friend to the West Indies, as chaplain to his regiment, and there died of yellow fever, to the great concern of his friend and patron, who afterwards declared that, if he had known of the engagement, he would not have permitted him to go out to such a climate. This little domestic tragedy caused great and lasting grief to the principal sufferer, and could not but cast a gloom over the whole party. The sympathy of Jane was probably, from her age, and her peculiar attachment to her sister, the deepest of all.
Hum. And is he to ? Daphne. I'll tell you all I know of the matter. (Whispers Mrs. ) Fanny. Well, now I know everything about it, I'll go away. Mrs. ) Daphne. \ A n d S 0 Wl11 L [Exeunt. —The curtain rises, SPANGLE reclined in an elegant and discovers Sir EDWARD attitude on a sofa fast asleep. Etiter Col. ELLIOTT. Col. £. My daughter is not here, I see. There lies Sir Jane Austen. 45 Edward. Shall I tell him the secret ? No, he'll certainly blab it. But he's asleep, and won't hear me ;— so I'll e'en venture.
A Memoir of Jane Austen: Together with ’Lady Susan’ by James Edward Austen Leigh