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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Austen Files of an Austenphile 12-18-08

Mrs. Portman is not much admired in Dorsetshire; the good-natured world as usual extolled her beauty so highly that all the neighbourhood have had the pleasure of being disappointed.

-Letter to Cassandra [Austen's sister], 17-18 November 1798

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