Poor Marianne Mapleton

“You will be sorry to hear that Marianne Mapleton’s disorder has ended fatally; she was beleived out of danger on Sunday, but a sudden relapse carried her off the next day.–So affectionate a family must suffer severely; & many a girl on early death has been praised into an Angel I beleive, on slighter pretensions to Beauty, Sense & Merit than Marianne.”

letter to Cassandra
May 21, 1801 [37] (emphasis mine)

The spelling here is Jane’s.  She continually got her i‘s and e‘s mixed up.

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  1. Margaret

    Sounds like she could have used spell check… m