Amanda Root as Anne Elliot (1995)Precisely such had the paragraph originally stood from the printer's hands; but Sir Walter had improved it by adding, for the information of himself and his family, these words, after the date of Mary's birth -- "Married, December 16, 1810, Charles, son and heir of Charles Musgrove, Esq. of Uppercross, in the county of Somerset," and by inserting most accurately the day of the month on which he had lost his wife.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Since December 16th is Jane's 237th birthday, it is appropriate to quote something Jane wrote that contains the date December 16. This is from Chapter 1 of "Persuasion":
I thought it rather quaint/lovely/remarkable that Jane would use the date of her own birth in her book. And to add to that, our friend, Anielka (who admits to being born in December also) posted a genealogical list of Jane's relatives that were born in December. You may read that HERE.
So Happy Birthday Jane and Anielka!
Linda the Librarian