Lindafern of the Dregston/Potter message board has supplied me with the precious copy of Memoir of Chief Justice Lefroy, written by Thomas Lefroy (the old Tom Lefroy’s son) in 1871. Linda obtained the copy from
In my previous post re: the location, I reported that BJ was shot in Ireland mostly because the modern Hampshire in
In July 1812, Tom Lefroy wrote a letter to his wife Mrs. Mary Paul Lefroy from
I arrived here yesterday about from Kilkenny where I completed all my business. It rained in the night, but the day took up about ; and so fresh was the air, so lively and beautiful all the scene from Kilkenny to Ballyeheale, that I was quite in a “Wicklow trance” all the way. To see the blessings of heaven so profusely poured out as far as the eye could reach without a single damaged ear of corn after the threatened danger of a famine, with the sun suddenly breaking out and enlivening the whole scene, made me exclaim as I reached the top of one of those fine hills, How excellent are Thy works, O Lord; in wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Man... was he not a poet, that Tom Lefroy? Anyway, according to the younger Thomas Lefroy, ‘Wicklow trance’ was a ‘household word in our family circle from the great admiration he had for the scenery of the
Okay. There is no evidence that Jane Austen ever stepped her foot on
If the modern day filmmakers of Becoming Jane felt that
Is my spelling of ‘Divine intervention’ correct? :-D
Lefroy, T. 1871, Memoir of Chief Justice Lefroy, Hodges, Foster & Co., Dublin.
Pic: a lovely scenery of County Wicklow.