Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

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"[...]difficult to picture to oneself a set of modern Oxford men standing patiently after dinner, in the dining-parlour, as Theophilus's sons did, 'till desired to sit down and drink Church and King.' Meanwhile, his brother-in-law, the Duke of Chandos (the patron of Handel), used to send for the daughters to be educated in the splendour of Canons (his place in Middlesex), and to make such matches as he chose for them with dowries of 3000 a-piece. Cassandra's father, Thomas, was the fourth son of Theophilus Leigh. An older and better known brother was another Theophilus, Master of Balliol for more than half a century. The story of his election, in 1727, is remarkable. The Fellows of Balliol could not agree in the choice of any one of their own body; and one set, thinking it would be no disadvantage to have a duke's brother as master, [...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 490g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507677111
  • 9781507677117

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