By F B Pinion
A Jane Austen spouse: A severe Survey and Reference publication via F. B. Pinion 1973 Hardcover 342 pages together with Index Macmillian
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34 A Jane Austen Companion 'landscape architects', impmvers were prepared to modify mansions at great expense, making them 'Grecian' or 'Gothic' to harmonize with their surroundings, the former style being characterized by a prevalence of horizontal lines, the latter by perpendicular. Surroundings were altered to provide the most picturesque setting for mansions from various angles, and also to improve or create views in other directions. For this reason, Repton disliked long, monotonous belts of trees, and maintained that they should be opened to reveal distant prospects wherever they would prove to be pleasing.
Lady Bertram referred to 'Sir Thomas Bertram', and Mrs Cl'Oft addressed her husband, 'My dear Admiral'. At any time, Mrs Elton's mention of 'Knightley' would have indicated some lack of breeding, but she was familiar and patronizing after a very brief acquaintance. Children in their early years used such common terms as 'mama', 'papa', and 'ma'am', but as they grew up they became habituated to addressing their parents as 'sir' or 'madam'; 'cousin', 'brother', 'sister' were common forms of address.
Mrs Heathcote called every day, and was a great comfort, as Jane expected she would be. Cassandra was dissatisfied with the nurse, and persuaded Mrs James Austen to take her place. James came over from Steventon repeatedly, and he and Henry were at hand to conduct a service of Holy Communion and 'administer the consolations of religion' in accordance with Jane's wishes. She died in the early morning of 18 July, at the age of forty-one, and was buried in Winchester Cathedral. ' wrote Sir Walter Scott.