Sunday, 18 July 2010


Born : 16th December 1775.

Her father wrote at the time,

" a present play thing for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny."

Died: 18th July 1817.

Her sister Cassandra wrote:

" I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as can never be surpassed,-She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow, I had not a thought concealed from her,& it is as if I had lost a part of myself."


  1. Hello Tony, I so enjoyed your lovely post at Austenprose today - all the more as it enabled me to discover your fascinating blog.

    Diana Birchall

  2. It's a relic!!!
    May I use this photo in a simple presentation that I have done to talk about Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice?
    I will present again in 13th August to another group of people. I would like to add more information in my powerpoint.

  3. Of course you can use it Escritos. I got it from Google images.

    All the best,

  4. Lovely quotes! Do you think that the above portrait is authentic? If I remember right, it was made from Cassandra's painting for Edward Austen-Leigh's biography - he would have seen her alive and therefore not chosen a picture that wasn't like her...