Monday, July 24, 2017

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Post 1570. Monday July 24

Wordless Wednesday





Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817 aged just 41. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral 200 years ago today. I took these photos yesterday.















An original hand written draft



First edition of Persuasion which was published a year after her death




Not the prettiest house so I just stuck to the plaque!






24 comments:

  1. Hi Keith - well done and am glad to see these ... I went to a talk on her recently ... and may note out the books mentioned in a post at some stage ... there's been a lot about her. I hadn't seen the little sculpture of her before - looks exquisite ... cheers Hilary

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    1. The little sculpture is lovely and it sits alongside her grave in the cathedral. Thankd Hilary

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  2. What beautiful penmanship in that draft! It is truly a lost art. Many schools here no longer teach cursive.

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    1. So true. I learned it at school but now mt handwriting is appalling! Cheers Denise

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  3. Very cool post today - the plaque is lovely and such a nice memorial to a beloved writer - thanks for hosting - have a lovely week!

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    1. It is beautiful. The engraved script mentions nothing about her writing, it's just about her, the person.

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  4. Beautiful penmanship, becoming a lost art.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a great week!

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    1. It's called progress. People write lesss and less today. Thanks Karren

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  5. Oh wow, very cool. I know a lot of people who would love to see this. Very nice.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

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    1. Until this weekend I thought nothing of walking over it and did so often. But not this weekend Thanks for your comment

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  6. She was the same age that I am when she passed away. What beautiful handwriting she had! I bet we won't see script written like that in the future.

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    1. She died too soon, so sad. Thank you Alissa

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  7. That's super neat handwriting!!

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  8. One of my favorite authors! I would love to visit her house some day.

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  9. Thank you so much for these photos! I'm so happy I got to visit some Jane today!

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    1. ...and I'm so pleased you liked them! Thanks so much

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