Nobody brilliant

“A handsome young Man certainly, with quiet, gentlemanlike manners.–I set him down as sensible rather than Brilliant.–There is nobody Brilliant nowadays.”

letter to Cassandra, about John Plumptre, one of her niece Fanny’s love interests
September 23, 1813 [89]

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