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Persuasion by Jane Austen Day 10

April 28, 2021 | Volume II, Ch. 8 and part of Ch. 9 up to “in whatever pleasure the concert of last night might afford:--not Mr. Elliot; it is not Mr. Elliot that—”

“in spite of all the various noises of the room, the almost ceaseless slam of the door, and ceaseless buzz of persons walking through, [Anne] had distinguished every word..” Like a writer, fighting her way through sound to distinguish every word.

“when pain is over, the remembrance of it oft. becomes a pleasure. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it… I have travelled so little, that every fresh place…” Watercolor, JA by Cassandra Austen c1804, possibly looking out to sea.

“I assure you Mr. Elliot had not the share which you have been supposing, in whatever pleasure the concert of last night might afford: —Not Mr. Elliot, it is not Mr. Elliot that" Concert, Italian songs, a mother’s hand, now with a friend, almost telling.

Italian song written out in the hand of Elizabeth Austen, mother of Jane Austen, c. 1790-99, presently collection of Richard Jenkyns, (Jenkyns 02), digitized by University of Southampton.

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