Jane Austen's Letters - Letters 121-130 dated October 17th, 1815 to December 11th, 1815 Summary & Analysis

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Jane tells Cassandra that Henry is home and sicker than she thought, though most of the family is sick. The apothecary arrives to bleed him. Jane spends most of her time working or reading and anxiously awaiting Edward's arrival next Tuesday. She writes to Caroline Austen, apologizing that she has not yet read Caroline's manuscript. She encourages Caroline to practice music but reminds her to take care of Jane's piano forte. Jane congratulates her niece on becoming an aunt. Jane receives a pleasing visit from Edward Knight, but is disappointed when Edward does not arrive on schedule. She mentions Helen Maria Williams' "A Narrative of the Events Which Have Lately Taken Place in France". She also complains about Mr. Haden's paraphrasing "Merchant of Venice" by saying that people who are not...

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