Jane Austen: 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.
A sad day for Janeites. I will let other excellent
pens dwell on the guilt and misery.
Jane Austen’s Last Days, at Jane Austen’s World
Austen’s Obituaries, at Jane Austen in Vermont
Jane Austen and Winchester Cathedral, at Jane Austen Society of Australia