I opened up randomly at Jane Austen's Letter (1997, Deidre le Faye) and found a very interesting letter, at least for myself. A very simple one here (p 142); Jane was in Castle Square, and the letter was for Cassandra.
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 October 1808
Everybody who comes to Southampton finds it either their duty or pleasure to call upon us; Yesterday we were visited by the eldest Miss Cotterel, just arrived from Waltham.
Lessons for myself this week: If you're calling or visiting someone, make sure it's for pleasure (friendship) than mere duty... It feels much better.
Now I have to go off. A friend is visiting out of pleasure/friendship, and she might need some lunch ^_^
Pic: Anne Hathaway as darling Jane Austen, Becoming Jane 2007 (was it 3 years ago already...)