“…….I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.”
-Cassandra Austen, at the death of her beloved sister Jane.
Today is the Anniversary of Jane Austen’s passing. I have read many Jane Austen biographies, and am always saddened by the melancholy end.
Read more about this anniversary on Jane Austen Today.