As Jane Austen’s health was persistently declining since early 1816, she had to accept her family’s request to move to
And so it was. On
'Oh! subjects rebellious! Oh Venta depraved
When once we are buried you think we are gone
But behold me immortal! By vice you're enslaved
You have sinned and must suffer, ten farther he said
Venta, by the way, is an old name for
Anyway, that was the last thing Jane wrote, as three days later on
I also used the house in
PS July 6, 2007:
I just recalled that Jane and Cassandra Austen moved from Chawton to Winchester on May 24, 1817. Coincidentally (and rather eerie for me), I started this blog site on May 24, 2007. It might be trivial, but it was rather strange to realise it... and rather scary as well.
Tomalin, C. 2000, Jane Austen: A Life, Penguin Books, London.Pic: the house where Jane resided (and took her last breath) in College St., Winchester.