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Quote Quiz
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by William Phillips, GCR Deputy Coordinator

Today's Quote

You will find Captain _________ [probably Clement] a very respectable, well-meaning man, without much manner, his wife and sister all good humour and obligingness, and I hope (since the fashion allows it) rather longer petticoats than last year.

Letter to Frances Tilson from Winchester, May 28-29, 1817

The bit of letter quoted for May 28th is significant for what very sad reason?

Miss Tilson died before she received the letter.
Cassandra burned the remainder of the letter.
Mrs. Austen spilled ink on the sheets making most of the letter illegible.
This is the last scrap of letter from Austen's hand that we still have.