A Memoir of Jane Austen: Together with ’Lady Susan’ by James Edward Austen Leigh

By James Edward Austen Leigh

While James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his well-known aunt used to be released in 1870, faraway from pleasurable public interest approximately Jane Austen because the family members had meant, it easily raised a sequence of latest questions, relatively approximately Jane Austen's unpublished paintings, which have been pointed out basically in passing. Austen Leigh was once persuaded to factor a much-expanded moment version in 1871. the following he incorporated for the 1st time the entire texts of Jane Austen's novel in letters, girl Susan, and the fragmentary novel The Watsons, in addition to a short precis of her final unfinished paintings, later often called Sanditon. while he took the chance to revise the biographical sections of the Memoir in part to incorporate new details that had come to gentle because the first variation, in order that all in the entire moment variation has a importance for Austen students really cut loose the 1st.

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The patten now supports each frugal dame, "Which from the blue-eyed Patty takes the name. But mortal damsels have long ago discarded the clumsy implement. First it dropped its iron ring and became a clog; afterwards it was fined down into the pliant galoshe—lighter to wear and more effectual to protect—a no less manifest instance of gradual improvement than Cowper indicates when he traces through eighty lines of poetry his 'accomplished sofa' back to the original three-legged stool. As an illustration of the purposes which a patten was intended to serve, I add the following epigram, written by Jane Austen's uncle, Mr.

YOUNG HUMBUG. Sir EDWARD SPANGLE FANNY ELLIOTT. Mrs. HUMBUG and DAPHNE. and CORYDON. ACT I. —A Garden. Enter CORYDON. Corydon. But hush: I am interrupted. [Exit CORYDON. Enter OLD HUMBUG and his SON, talking. Old Hum. It is for that reason that I wish you to follow my advice. Are you convinced of its propriety ? 44 A Memoir of Young Hum. I am, sir, and will certainly act in the manner you have pointed out to me. Old Hum. Then let us return to the house. [Exeunt. —A parlour in HUMBUG'S house. Mrs.

On these occasions, t h e prologues and epilogues were written b y Jane's eldest brother, and some of them are very vigorous a n d amusing. J a n e was only twelve years old at t h e time of the earliest of these representations, and not more than fifteen when the last took place. S h e was, however, an early observer, and it m a y be reasonably supposed that some of the incidents and feelings which are so vividly painted in t h e Mansfield P a r k theatricals are due to her recollections of these entertainments.

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