'She has nothing, in short, to recommend her, but being an excellent walker. I shall never forget her appearance this morning. She really looked almost wild.' Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
How could you have a wet day on Thursday?–with us it was a Prince of days, the most delightful we have had for weeks, soft, bright, with a brisk wind from the South west;–everybody was out & talking of spring–& Martha and I did not know how to turn back. Jane Austen, 20 November 1808