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Lady Susan

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LadySusanJaneAustenTThheeEElleeccttrriiccBBooookkCCoommppaannyyLLttddCambridgeDrive,LondonSEAJ,UKwwwelecbookcom©TheElectricBookCompanyLimitedprintingandtextselectionallowedforindividualuseonlyAllotherreproduction,whetherbyprintingorelectronicallyorbyanyothermeans,isexpresslyforbiddenwithoutthepriorpermissionofthepublisherThisfilemayonlybeusedaspartoftheCDonwhichitwasfirstissuedTextandelectronicprocessing:ClarkeHayes,PatCoyneGraphics:CarolineMayowElecBookLondonJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookLADYSUSANLETTERLadySusanVernontoMrVernonLANGFORD,DecemberMydearBrotherIcannolongerrefusemyselfthepleasureofprofittingbyyourkindinvitationwhenwelastparted,ofspendingsomeweekswithyouatChurchill,andthereforeifquiteconvenienttoyouandMrsVernontoreceivemeatpresent,IshallhopewithinafewdaystobeintroducedtoaSisterwhomIhavesolongdesiredtobeacquaintedwithMykindfriendsherearemostaffectionatelyurgentwithmetoprolongmystay,buttheirhospitableandchearfuldispositionsleadthemtoomuchintosocietyformypresentsituationandstateofmindandIimpatientlylookforwardtothehourwhenIshallbeadmittedintoyourdelightfulretirementIlongtobemadeknowntoyourdearlittleChildren,inwhoseheartsIshallbeveryeagertosecureaninterestIshallsoonhaveoccasionforallmyfortitude,asIamonthepointofseparationfrommyowndaughterThelongillnessofherdearFatherpreventedmypayingherthatattentionwhichDutyandaffectionequallydictated,andIhavebuttoomuchreasontofearJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookthattheGovernesstowhosecareIconsignedher,wasunequaltothechargeIhavethereforeresolvedonplacingheratoneofthebestPrivateSchoolsinTown,whereIshallhaveanopportunityofleavinghermyself,inmywaytoyouIamdeterminedyousee,nottobedeniedadmittanceatChurchillItwouldindeedgivememostpainfulsensationstoknowthatitwerenotinyourpowertoreceivemeYrmostobligedandaffec:SisterSVernonLETTERLadySusantoMrsJohnsonLANGFORDYouweremistakenmydearAlicia,insupposingmefixedatthisplacefortherestofthewinterItgrievesmetosayhowgreatlyyouweremistaken,forIhaveseldomspentthreemonthsmoreagreablythanthosewhichhavejustflownawayAtpresentnothinggoessmoothlyTheFemalesoftheFamilyareunitedagainstmeYouforetoldhowitwouldbe,whenIfirstcametoLangfordandManwaringissouncommonlypleasingthatIwasnotwithoutapprehensionsmyselfIremembersayingtomyselfasIdrovetotheHouse,‘IlikethisManprayHeavennoharmcomeofit!’ButIwasdeterminedtobediscreet,tobearinmindmybeingonlyfourmonthsawidow,andtobeasquietaspossible,andIhavebeensoMydearCreature,Ihaveadmittednoone’sattentionsbutManwaring’s,Ihaveavoidedallgeneralflirtationwhatever,IhavedistinguishednoCreaturebesidesofalltheJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookNumbersresortinghither,exceptSirJamesMartin,onwhomIbestowedalittlenoticeinordertodetachhimfromMissManwaringButiftheWorldcouldknowmymotivethere,theywouldhonourmeIhavebeencalledanunkindMother,butitwasthesacredimpulseofmaternalaffection,itwastheadvantageofmyDaughterthatledmeonandifthatDaughterwerenotthegreatestsimpletononEarth,ImighthavebeenrewardedformyExertionsasIoughtSirJamesdidmakeproposalstomeforFredericabutFrederica,whowasborntobethetormentofmylife,chosetosetherselfsoviolentlyagainstthematch,thatIthoughtitbettertolayasidetheschemeforthepresentIhavemorethanoncerepentedthatIdidnotmarryhimmyself,andwerehebutonedegreelesscontemptiblyweakIcertainlyshould,butImustownmyselfratherromanticinthatrespect,andthatRichesonly,willnotsatisfymeTheeventofallthisisveryprovokingSirJamesisgone,Mariahighlyincensed,andMrsManwaringinsupportablyjealoussojealousinshort,andsoenragedagainstme,thatinthefuryofhertemperIshouldnotbesurprisedatherappealingtoherGuardianifshehadthelibertyofaddressinghimbutthereyourHusbandstandsmyfriend,andthekindest,mostamiableactionofhisLifewashisthrowingheroffforeveronherMarriageKeepuphisresentmentthereforeIchargeyouWearenowinasadstatenohousewasevermorealteredthewholefamilyareatwar,andManwaringscarcelydaresspeaktomeItistimeformetobegoneIhavethereforedeterminedonleavingthem,andshallspendIhopeacomfortabledaywithyouinTownwithinthisweekIfIamaslittleinfavourwithMrJohnsonasever,youmustcometomeatNoWigmoreStreetbutIhopethismaynotbethecase,forasMrJohnsonJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookwithallhisfaultsisaMantowhomthatgreatword‘Respectable’isalwaysgiven,andIamknowntobesointimatewithhiswife,hisslightingmehasanawkwardLookItakeTowninmywaytothatinsupportablespot,aCountryVillage,forIamreallygoingtoChurchillForgivememydearfriend,itismylastresourceWerethereanotherplaceinEnglandopentome,IwouldpreferitCharlesVernonismyaversion,andIamafraidofhiswifeAtChurchillhoweverImustremaintillIhavesomethingbetterinviewMyyoungLadyaccompaniesmetoTown,whereIshalldepositherunderthecareofMissSummersinWigmoreStreet,tillshebecomesalittlemorereasonableShewillmakegoodconnectionsthere,astheGirlsareallofthebestFamiliesThepriceisimmense,andmuchbeyondwhatIcaneverattempttopayAdeiuIwillsendyoualine,assoonasIarriveinTownYoursEver,SVernonLETTERMrsVernontoLadyDeCourcyCHURCHILLMydearMotherIamverysorrytotellyouthatitwillnotbeinourpowertokeepourpromiseofspendingtheChristmaswithyouandwearepreventedthathappinessbyacircumstancewhichisnotlikelytomakeusanyamendsLadySusaninalettertoherBrother,hasdeclaredherintentionofvisitingusalmostimmediatelyandasJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBooksuchavisitisinallprobabilityanaffairofconvenience,itisimpossibletoconjectureitslengthIwasbynomeanspreparedforsuchanevent,norcanInowaccountforherLadyship’sconductLangfordappearedsoexactlytheplaceforherineveryrespect,aswellfromtheelegantandexpensivestileofLivingthere,asfromherparticularattachmenttoMrsManwaring,thatIwasveryfarfromexpectingsospeedyadistinction,tho’IalwaysimaginedfromherincreasingfriendshipforussinceherHusband’sdeath,thatweshouldatsomefutureperiodbeobligedtoreceiveherMrVernonIthinkwasagreatdealtookindtoher,whenhewasinStaffordshireHerbehaviourtohim,independentofhergeneralCharacter,hasbeensoinexcusablyartfulandungeneroussinceourMarriagewasfirstinagitation,thatnoonelessamiableandmildthanhimselfcouldhaveoverlookeditatallandtho’ashisBrother’swidowandinnarrowcircumstancesitwaspropertorenderherpecuniaryassistance,IcannothelpthinkinghispressinginvitationtohertovisitusatChurchillperfectlyunnecessaryDisposedhoweverashealwaysistothinkthebestofeveryone,herdisplayofGrief,andprofessionsofregret,andgeneralresolutionsofprudenceweresufficienttosoftenhisheart,andmakehimreallyconfideinhersincerityButasformyself,IamstillunconvincedandplausiblyasherLadyshiphasnowwritten,Icannotmakeupmymind,tillIbetterunderstandherrealmeaningincomingtousYoumayguessthereforemydearMadam,withwhatfeelingsIlookforwardtoherarrivalShewillhaveoccasionforallthoseattractivePowersforwhichsheiscelebrated,togainanyshareofmyregardandIshallcertainlyendeavourtoguardmyselfagainsttheirinfluence,ifnotaccompaniedbysomethingmoresubstantialSheexpressesaJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookmosteagerdesireofbeingacquaintedwithme,andmakesverygraciousmentionofmychildren,butIamnotquiteweakenoughtosupposeawomanwhohasbehavedwithinattentionifnotunkindnesstoherownchild,shouldbeattachedtoanyofmineMissVernonistobeplacedataschoolinTownbeforeherMothercomestous,whichIamgladof,forhersakeandmyownItmustbetoheradvantagetobeseparatedfromherMother:andagirlofsixteenwhohasreceivedsowretchedaneducationwouldnotbeaverydesirablecompanionhereReginaldhaslongwishedIknowtoseethiscaptivatingLadySusan,andweshalldependonhisjoiningourpartysoonIamgladtohearthatmyFathercontinuessowell,andam,withbestLovec,CathVernonLETTERMrDeCourcytoMrsVernonPARKLANDSMydearSisterIcongratulateyouandMrVernononbeingabouttoreceiveintoyourfamily,themostaccomplishedCoquetteinEnglandAsaverydistinguishedFlirt,IhavebeenalwaystaughttoconsiderherbutithaslatelyfalleninmywaytohearsomeparticularsofherconductatLangford,whichprovethatshedoesnotconfineherselftothatsortofhonestflirtationwhichsatisfiesmostpeople,butaspirestothemoredeliciousgratificationofmakingawholefamilymiserableByherbehaviourtoMrManwaring,shegavejealousyandwretchednesstohiswife,andbyherattentionstoaJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookyoungmanpreviouslyattachedtoMrManwaring’ssister,deprivedanamiablegirlofherLoverIlearntallthisfromaMrSmithnowinthisneighbourhood(IhavedinedwithhimatHurstandWilford)whoisjustcomefromLangford,wherehewasafortnightinthehousewithherLadyship,andwhoisthereforewellqualifiedtomakethecommunicationWhataWomanshemustbe!Ilongtoseeher,andshallcertainlyacceptyourkindinvitation,thatImayformsomeideaofthosebewitchingpowerswhichcandosomuchengagingatthesametimeandinthesamehousetheaffectionsoftwoMenwhowereneitherofthematlibertytobestowthemandallthis,withoutthecharmofYouthIamgladtofindthatMissVernondoesnotcomewithherMothertoChurchill,asshehasnotevenMannerstorecommendher,andaccordingtoMrSmith’saccount,isequallydullandproudWherePrideandStupidityunite,therecanbenodissimulationworthynotice,andMissVernonshallbeconsignedtounrelentingcontemptbutbyallthatIcangather,LadySusanpossessesadegreeofcaptivatingDeceitwhichmustbepleasingtowitnessanddetectIshallbewithyouverysoon,andamyouraffecBrotherRDeCourcyJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookLETTERLadySusantoMrsJohnsonCHURCHILLIreceivedyournotemydearAlicia,justbeforeIleftTown,andrejoicetobeassuredthatMrJohnsonsuspectednothingofyourengagementtheeveningbeforeitisundoubtedlybettertodeceivehimentirelysincehewillbestubborn,hemustbetrickedIarrivedhereinsafety,andhavenoreasontocomplainofmyreceptionfromMrVernonbutIconfessmyselfnotequallysatisfiedwiththebehaviourofhisLadySheisperfectlywellbredindeed,andhastheairofawomanoffashion,butherMannersarenotsuchascanpersuademeofherbeingprepossessedinmyfavourIwantedhertobedelightedatseeingmeIwasasamiableaspossibleontheoccasionbutallinvainshedoesnotlikemeTobesure,whenweconsiderthatIdidtakesomepainstopreventmyBrotherinlaw’smarryingher,thiswantofcordialityisnotverysurprisingandyetitshewsanilliberalandvindictivespirittoresentaprojectwhichinfluencedmesixyearsago,andwhichneversucceededatlastIamsometimeshalfdisposedtorepentthatIdidnotletCharlesbuyVernonCastlewhenwewereobligedtosellit,butitwasatryingcircumstance,especiallyasthesaletookplaceexactlyatthetimeofhismarriageandeverybodyoughttorespectthedelicacyofthosefeelings,whichcouldnotendurethatmyHusband’sDignityshouldbelessenedbyhisyoungerbrother’shavingpossessionoftheFamilyEstateCouldMattershavebeensoarrangedastopreventthenecessityofourleavingtheCastle,couldwehavelivedJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookwithCharlesandkepthimsingle,IshouldhavebeenveryfarfrompersuadingmyhusbandtodisposeofitelsewherebutCharleswasthenonthepointofmarryingMissDeCourcy,andtheeventhasjustifiedmeHereareChildreninabundance,andwhatbenefitcouldhaveaccruedtomefromhispurchasingVernonMyhavingpreventedit,mayperhapshavegivenhiswifeanunfavourableimpressionbutwherethereisadispositiontodislikeamotivewillneverbewantingandastomoneymatters,ithasnotwithheldhimfrombeingveryusefultomeIreallyhavearegardforhim,heissoeasilyimposedon!Thehouseisagoodone,theFurniturefashionable,andeverythingannouncesplentyandeleganceCharlesisveryrichIamsurewhenaManhasoncegothisnameinaBankingHouseherollsinmoneyButtheydonotknowwhattodowiththeirfortune,keepverylittlecompany,andnevergotoTownbutonbusinessWeshallbeasstupidaspossibleImeantowinmySisterinlaw’sheartthroughherChildrenIknowalltheirnamesalready,andamgoingtoattachmyselfwiththegreatestsensibilitytooneinparticular,ayoungFrederic,whomItakeonmylapandsighoverforhisdearUncle’ssakePoorManwaring!IneednottellyouhowmuchImisshimhowperpetuallyheisinmyThoughtsIfoundadismalletterfromhimonmyarrivalhere,fullofcomplaintsofhiswifeandsister,andlamentationsonthecrueltyofhisfateIpassedofftheletterashiswife’s,totheVernons,andwhenIwritetohim,itmustbeundercovertoyouYoursEver,SVJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookLETTERMrsVernontoMrDeCourcyCHURCHILLWellmydearReginald,Ihaveseenthisdangerouscreature,andmustgiveyousomedescriptionofher,tho’IhopeyouwillsoonbeabletoformyourownjudgementSheisreallyexcessivelyprettyHoweveryoumaychusetoquestiontheallurementsofaLadynolongeryoung,ImustformyownpartdeclarethatIhaveseldomseensolovelyaWomanasLadySusanSheisdelicatelyfair,withfinegreyeyesanddarkeyelashesandfromherappearanceonewouldnotsupposehermorethanfiveandtwenty,tho’shemustinfactbetenyearsolderIwascertainlynotdisposedtoadmireher,tho’alwayshearingshewasbeautifulbutIcannothelpfeelingthatshepossessesanuncommonunionofSymmetry,BrilliancyandGraceHeraddresstomewassogentle,frankandevenaffectionate,thatifIhadnotknownhowmuchshehasalwaysdislikedmeformarryingMrVernon,andthatwehadnevermetbefore,IshouldhaveimaginedheranattachedfriendOneisaptIbelievetoconnectassuranceofmannerwithcoquetry,andtoexpectthatanimpudentaddresswillnecessarilyattendanimpudentmindatleastIwasmyselfpreparedforanimproperdegreeofconfidenceinLadySusanbutherCountenanceisabsolutelysweet,andhervoiceandmannerwinninglymildIamsorryitisso,forwhatisthisbutDeceitUnfortunatelyoneknowshertoowellSheiscleverandagreable,hasallthatknowledgeoftheworldwhichmakesconversationeasy,andtalksverywell,withahappycommandofLanguage,whichistoooftenusedIbelievetomakeBlackappearWhiteShehasalreadyalmostJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookpersuadedmeofherbeingwarmlyattachedtoherdaughter,tho’IhavesolongbeenconvincedofthecontraryShespeaksofherwithsomuchtendernessandanxiety,lamentingsobitterlytheneglectofhereducation,whichsherepresentshoweveraswhollyunavoidable,thatIamforcedtorecollecthowmanysuccessiveSpringsherLadyshipspentinTown,whileherdaughterwasleftinStaffordshiretothecareofservantsoraGovernessverylittlebetter,topreventmybelievingwhatevershesaysIfhermannershavesogreataninfluenceonmyresentfulheart,youmayguesshowmuchmorestronglytheyoperateonMrVernon’sgeneroustemperIwishIcouldbeaswellsatisfiedasheis,thatitwasreallyherchoicetoleaveLangfordforChurchillandifshehadnotstaidthreemonthstherebeforeshediscoveredthatherfriends’mannerofLivingdidnotsuithersituationorfeelings,ImighthavebelievedthatconcernforthelossofsuchaHusbandasMrVernon,towhomherownbehaviourwasfarfromunexceptionable,mightforatimemakeherwishforretirementButIcannotforgetthelengthofhervisittotheManwarings,andwhenIreflectonthedifferentmodeofLifewhichsheledwiththem,fromthattowhichshemustnowsubmit,Icanonlysupposethatthewishofestablishingherreputationbyfollowing,tho’late,thepathofpropriety,occasionedherremovalfromafamilywhereshemustinrealityhavebeenparticularlyhappyYourfriendMrSmith’sstoryhowevercannotbequitetrue,asshecorrespondsregularlywithMrsManwaringatanyrateitmustbeexaggerateditisscarcelypossiblethattwomenshouldbesogrosslydeceivedbyheratonceYrscCathVernonJaneAusten:LadySusanClassicsinLiterature:JaneAustenElecBookLETTERLadySusantoMrsJohnsonCHURCHILLMydearAliciaYouareverygoodintakingnoticeofFrederica,andIamgratefulforitasamarkofyourfriendshipbutasIcannothaveadoubtofthewarmthofthatfriendship,IamfarfromexactingsoheavyasacrificeSheisastupidgirl,andhasnothingtorecommendherIwouldnotthereforeonanyaccounthaveyouencumberonemomentofyourprecioustimebysendinghertoEdwardStreet,especiallyaseveryvisitissomanyhoursdeductedfromthegrandaffairofEducation,whichIreallywishtobeattendedto,whilesheremainswithMissSummersIwanthertoplayandsingwithsomeportionofTaste,andagooddealofassurance,asshehasmyhandandarm,andatolerablevoiceIwassomuchindulgedinmyinfantyearsthatIwasneverobligedtoattendtoanything,andconsequentlyamwithoutthoseacco

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