Letter of Jane Austen to John Murray, 23 November 1815

Once Austen had been persuaded by Murray to dedicate 'Emma' to the Prince Regent, she didn't hesitate to use this as leverage to get the printers to speed up their work.

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with many thanks for the Loan
of it.— We have heard much of
Scott's account of Paris;-if it be
not incompatible with other arrange-
-ments, would you please favour us with
it — supposing you have any sets
already opened?— You may depend
upon its' being in careful hands.

I remain, Sir,

Yr. Ob. Hum Servt

J. Austen

23 Hans Place

Thursday Nov: 23.