The Days of Austen: Friday

“On Friday morning she meant to go very early to Lady Russell, and accomplish the necessary communication; and she would have gone directly after breakfast, but that Mrs Clay was also going out on some obliging purpose of saving her sister trouble, which determined her to wait till she might be safe from such a companion. She saw Mrs Clay fairly off, therefore, before she began to talk of spending the morning in Rivers Street.”

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7 thoughts on “The Days of Austen: Friday

    1. Susan Kaye Post author

      It would have saved LR the surprise of Anne and Frederick’s announcement. In the long run, I think telling her godmother about William Elliot was at once awkward and a pleasure.

      Awkward in that enlightening anyone about a wrong opinion is an uneasy proposition, and a pleasure because Elliot helped to flush out Frederick’s true feelings with his scheme to “flatter and adore” at the concert. “And right there, under your very nose, I KNEW he loved me!”

      Awkward.

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  1. Robin Helm

    It wouldn’t have been awkward to me. Anne is far sweeter than I am. I probably wouldn’t have listened to LR in the first place.

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    1. Susan Kaye Post author

      See, that’s just the thing, Anne has a bite to her, she just keeps it under wraps. I think FW sees it, and likes it. Kind of like the lime after the tequila has a particular kick to it.

      Anne was scared in ’06 but still invincible as the young tend to be. (As much as any Regency gal can be invincible.) There was still hope of having it all.

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  2. Susan Kaye Post author

    Too easily persuaded in hindsight. Even after Musgrove proposed several years later she had hopes of another man coming along. Anne, the eternal optimist. Until she wasn’t.

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