MA 1226, p. 7, Letter 3

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Jane Austen

Lady Susan

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Purchased, 1947

MA 1226

immense, & much beyond what I can ever attempt
to pay. — Adieu. I will send you a line, as soon as
I arrive in town. — Yours ever,

S. Vernon.

Letter 3.

Mrs. Vernon to Lady De Courcy


My dear Mother
     I am very sorry to tell you that it will
not be in our power to keep our promise of spending
the Christmas with you; and we are prevented that
happiness by a circumstance which is not likely to
make us any amends. — Lady Susan, in a letter to her
Brother, has declared her intention of visiting us
almost immediately — & as such a visit is in all
probability merely an affair of convenience, it is
impossible to conjecture it's length. I was by no
means prepared for such an event, nor can I now


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