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Kathryn Sutherland (ed.), Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts, Vol. 1
- pg 3331p. 115 The beautifull Caſsandra
- 2 a novel in twelve Chapters.
- 3dedicated by permiſssion to Miſs Austen.
- 4 Dedication.
- 6 You are a Phoenix. Your taste is refined,
- Critical Apparatus7your Sentiments are noble, & your Virtues
- 8innumerable. Your Person is lovely, your
- Critical Apparatus9Figure, elegant, & your Form, magestic. Your
- 10manners, ‸are polished, your Conversation is
- 11rational & your appearance singular.
- 12If therefore the following Tale will
- 13afford one moment's amusement to
- 14you, every wish will be gratified of
- 15your most obediant
- 16humble Servant
- Critical Apparatus17The Author
- pg 3351p. 116 The beautifull Caſsandra.
- 2 a novel, in twelve Chapters.
- 3 Chapter the first
- 4 Caſsandra was the Daughter and the only
- 5Daughter of a celebrated Millener in Bond Street.
- 6Her father was of noble Birth, being the near
- 7relation of the Dutcheſs of ———'s Butler.
- 8 Chapter the 2d
- 9 When Caſsandra had attained her 16th
- 10year, she was lovely & amiable & chancing to
- 11fall in love with an elegant Bonnet, her Mother
- 12had just compleated bespoke by the Counteſs of
- 13——— she placed it on her gentle Head & walked
- 14from her Mother's ‸shop to make her Fortune.
- 15 Chapter the 3d
- 16 The first person she met, was the Viscount
- pg 3371p. 117 of ——— a young Man, no leſs celebrated for his Ac:
- 2:complishments & Virtues, than for his Elegance
- 3& Beauty. She curtseyed & walked on.
- 4 Chapter the 4th
- 5 She then proceeded to a Pastry-cooks where
- 6she devoured six ices, refused to pay for them,
- 7knocked down the Pastry Cook & walked away.
- 8 Chapter the 5th
- 9 She next ascended a Hackney Coach & ordered
- 10it to Hampstead, where She was no sooner arrived
- 11than she ordered the Coachman to turn round
- 12& drive her back again.
- 13 Chapter the 6th
- 14 Being returned to the same spot of
- 15the same Street she had sate out from, the
- 16Coachman demanded his Pay.
- pg 339 ———————
- 1p. 118 Chapter the 7th
- 2 She searched her pockets over again & again;
- 3but every search was unsucceſsfull. No money
- 4could she find. The man grew
- 5placed her bonnet on his head & ran away.
- 6 Chapter the 8th
- 7 Thro' many a Street she then proceeded
- 8& met in none the least Adventure till on
- 9turning a Corner of Bloomsbury Square, she
- 10met Maria.
- 11 Chapter the 9th
- 12 Caſsandra started & Maria seemed sur:
- 13:prised; they trembled, blushed, turned pale &
- 14paſsed each other in a mutual silence.
- 15 Chapter the 10th
- 16 Caſsandra was next accosted by her
- pg 341Critical Apparatus1p. 119 freind the Widow, who squeezing out her little
- 2Head thro' her leſs window, asked her how she did?
- Critical Apparatus3Caſsandra curtseyed & went on.
- 4 Chapter the 11th
- 5 A quarter of a mile brought her to her
- 6paternal roof in Bond Street from which she
- 7had now been absent nearly 7 hours.
- 8 Chapter the 12th
- 9 She entered it & was preſsed to her Mo:
- 10:ther's bosom by that worthy Woman. Caſsandra
- 11smiled & whispered to herself "This is a day
- 12well spent."
l. 7 'Se[ntiments]' over illegible erasure of 1–2 characters.
l. 9 'magec>stic'; RWC (81): 'majestic'; RWC (1969, 44), Doody & Murray (41), Sabor (53): 'magestic'.
l. 17 'The' inscribed and reinscribed.
l. 1 'freind'; RWC (84): 'friend'; RWC (1969, 46), Doody & Murray (44), Sabor (55): 'freind'.
l. 1 'the' over 'a'; Sabor (55).
l. 3 'Miss' > 'Cass[andra]'.