Jane Austen

(16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 / Hampshire, England)

Miss Lloyd has now went to Miss Green


Miss Lloyd has now sent to Miss Green,
As, on opening the box, may be seen,
Some years of a Black Ploughman's Gauze,
To be made up directly, because
Miss Lloyd must in mourning appear
For the death of a Relative dear--
Miss Lloyd must expect to receive
This license to mourn and to grieve,
Complete, ere the end of the week--
It is better to write than to speak

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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