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So many dear friends…

“My Uncle & Aunt drank tea with us last night, & in spite of my resolution to the contrary, I could not help putting forward to invite them again this Evening.  I thought it was of the first consequence to avoid anything that might seem a slight to them.  I shall be glad when it is over, & hope to have no necessity for having so many dear friends at once again.”

letter to Cassandra
April 23, 1805 [44]

It seems that one of the reasons Jane disliked Bath was the increased social obligations.  She preferred her quiet country life.

The silhouette is of Jane’s aunt, Mrs. Leigh-Perrot, from the Jane Austen Society of Australia web site.

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