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Monday, July 18, 2011

In Memoriam– Jane Austen 16.12.1775-18.7.1817

Jane Austen lived her last days in Winchester, and she is buried in the north aisle of Winchester Cathedral. Here is a photo of Jane Austen’s gravestone, words of which have been written by Jane’s loving brother, Henry Austen.

In Memory of
youngest daughter of the late
formerly Rector of Steventon in this County
She departed this Life on the 18th of July 1817,
aged 41, after a long illness supported with
the patience and hopes of a Christian.

The benevolence of her heart,
the sweetness of her temper, and
the extraordinary endowments of her mind
obtained the regard of all who knew her and
the warmest love of her intimate connections.

Their grief is in proportion to their affection
They know their loss is irreparable,
but in their deepest affliction they are consoled
by a firm but humble hope that her charity,
devotion, faith and purity, have rendered
her soul acceptable in the sight of her


  1. Thank you Anna. Is this one of the photographs you took on your trip over here?

    All the best,

  2. @Tony: Yes, I took this photograph on my trip. I have added a link to the story of my trip to this post :)

  3. That is not an easy photograph to take. Good job! I can't wait to read about your trip!


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