A sad day…

Jane Austen
July 18th is a sad day for us Janeites, it was on this day 192 years ago that our beloved Jane passed away. It is a great pity that she died at such a young age. Think of all that she could have written had she lived but a few years longer! But I will be forever grateful that she actually wrote what she did! She gave us some of the best and most well loved works ever written!

I posted the whole of this poem by Rudyard Kipling a little while ago, but I just found it suitable to post the last part of it here agin today.

Jane lies in Winchester, blessed be her shade!
Praise the Lord for making her, and her for all she made.
And while the stones of Winchester – or Milson Street – remain,
Glory, Love, and Honour unto England’s Jane!

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One Response to A sad day…

  1. Salma says:

    I have just finished reidang A Weekend with Mr Darcy (read in under 24 hours as I couldn’t put it down!) and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it.Although I love literature I am ashamed to admit I have never delved into Jane Austen but after reidang your book I am completely inspired to read all 6 and visit the locations you talk about.Your love for Jane jumped off the pages and I can’t wait to read the next one.Thank you.

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