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Jane Austen

Lady Susan

Autograph manuscript, fair copy, of a novel


Purchased, 1947

MA 1226

a motive will never be wanting; & as to money
matters it has not—with—held him from being very
useful to me. I really have a regard for him, he
is so easily imposed on!
     The house is a good one, the furniture
fashionable, & everything announces plenty & ele:
:gance. Charles is very rich I am sure; when a
Man has once got his name in a Banking House
he rolls in money. But they do not know what to
do with their fortune, keep very little company,
& never go to Town but on business. — We shall
be as stupid as possible. — I mean to win my
Sister in law's heart through her Children; I know
all their names already, & am going to attach myself
with the greatest sensibility to one in particular, a
young Frederic, whom I take on my lap & sigh over
for his dear Uncle's sake. —

Poor Mainwaring! — I need not tell you


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