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Anna Lefroy


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Jane Austen : Mansfield Park

'Anna liked it better than P.& P. - but not so well as S.&S. - could not bear Fanny. - Delighted with Mrs Norris, the scene at Portsmouth, & all the humourous [sic] parts.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anna Lefroy      Print: Book


Laetitia Matilda Hawkins : Rosanne; or, a Father's Labour Lost

'We have got "Rosanne" in our Society, and find it much as you describe it; very good and clever, but tedious. Mrs Hawkins' great excellence is on serious subjects. There are some very delightful conversations and reflections on religion: but on lighter topics I think she falls into many absurdities; and, as to love, her heroine has very comical feelings. There are a thousand improbabilities in the story. Do you remember the two Miss Ormesdens, introduced just at last? Very flat and unnatural. - Mlle Cossart is rather my passion.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anna Lefroy      Print: Book


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