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THE WATSONS

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Jane Austen's 'The Watsons' offers a glimpse into a world of manners, intrigue, and romantic entanglements. Set in the Regency era, this unfinished novel introduces us to the Watson family and their struggles to navigate the complex social hierarchy of the time. The spirited heroine, Emma Watson, finds herself at the center of societal expectations, grappling with matters of the heart and the constraints of class. As Austen weaves her narrative, filled with sharp wit and astute observations, readers are transported into a captivating tale that, though incomplete, showcases the author's mastery in capturing the nuances of human relationships and the challenges faced by individuals in pursuit of love and social standing. 

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PREFACE

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This work was left by its author, a fragment without a name, in so elementary a state as not even to be divided into chapters, and some obscurities and inaccuracies of expression may be observed in it

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CHAPTER I

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The first winter assembly in the town of D——, in Surrey, was to be held on Tuesday, October 13th, and it was generally expected to be a very good one. A long list of county families was confidently ru

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CHAPTER II

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Emma had seen the Edwards only one morning at Stanton; they were therefore all but strangers to her, and though her spirits were by no means insensible to the expected joys of the evening, she felt a

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CHAPTER III

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The next morning brought a great many visitors. It was the way of the place always to call on Mrs. Edwards the morning after a ball, and this neighbourly inclination was increased in the present insta

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CHAPTER IV

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On the third day after the ball, as Nanny at five minutes before three, was beginning to bustle into the parlour with the tray and knife case, she was suddenly called to the front door by the sound of

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CHAPTER V

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A week or ten days rolled quietly away after this visit before any new bustle arose to interrupt, even for half a day, the tranquil and affectionate intercourse of the two sisters, whose mutual regard

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CHAPTER VI

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The change in Emma's home society and style of life, in consequence of the death of one friend and the imprudence of another, had indeed been striking. From being the first object of hope and solicitu

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CHAPTER VII

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During the drive back, Mr. Watson was in very good humour, speaking several times of the civility and attention he had received from Mr. Howard and his sister; and praising Charles, to whom he had tak

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CHAPTER VIII

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During the interval which elapsed, Lord Osborne and Mr. Howard both discovered various pretexts for calling at the Rectory; Mr. Watson's health, for one thing, causing them no inconsiderable anxiety;

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CHAPTER IX

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The next day Mr. Watson was taken seriously ill; and though he lingered for some weeks, his daughters were almost completely cut off from all social intercourse. Towards Christmas he died. Everythin

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CHAPTER X

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Emma had now entered on a new chapter of her life, and one which she could not but regard with pain and misgiving. Being in mourning, however, she was for the present saved from any special distress;

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CHAPTER XI

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Sam was so little satisfied with Augusta's health that he insisted on her being taken to the sea; and a client of Robert's at once offered to lend him his house, which was in a sheltered bay on the So

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CHAPTER XII

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Mr. Howard had been but a short time with the Osbornes when he was obliged to confess that he had made a mistake in coming. A man of singular charm of manner, eminently gifted for social success, he

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CHAPTER XIII

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As the period for which the Osbornes had engaged a suite of apartments (in an old palace) had drawn to a close, they proceeded with their guests by easy stages to Florence. Mr. Howard was now Lady Os

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CHAPTER XIV

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The Watsons returned to Croydon in October; and a few weeks later, Mrs. Watson, finding the resignation of second mourning eminently becoming, sent out invitations for a party. Emma was very sensib

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CHAPTER XV

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Mrs. Robert Watson having announced her emancipation from the trammels of woe, invitations poured in, fast and thick, in all of which Emma was specially included. It was fine, bright weather, with th

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CHAPTER XVI

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Early in January Mr. Howard returned from Spain. Had he been able to follow his own inclinations, he would have gone straight to Cumberland in order to look after his property, and confer with his age

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CHAPTER XVII

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Sam was walking along the High Street of Guildford just as the coach drove up to the stage; and, for the moment, thinking less of anything in the world than of Emma, when, to his amazement, she sudden

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CHAPTER XVIII

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Unfortunately, Emma contracted a chill during the long drive back from the wedding, and in spite of, or perhaps, rather as a result of the various remedies with which she was treated, she was still ve

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CHAPTER XIX

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The engagement created not a little stir, and many and various were the comments. Mr. Curtis composed a pretty speech, for the edification of his patients, to the effect that had he been some forty y

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CHAPTER XX

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Emma's wedding morning shone fair, and people flocked from far and near to see her married. Lady Osborne lent her her own veil, placing it herself on her head. Penelope and Margaret could not get le

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