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The texts followed in this volume of Jane Austen’s works are those of the first editions, which were never revised by the writer herself. For the sake of readability, however, the many abbreviations and dashes which were a feature of Jane Austen's early work have been omitted or simplified, and in cases where an obvious mistake had been made or where an essential word had been inadvertently omitted it has been rectified, and the word or words enclosed in square brackets; and the Publishers acknowledge their indebtedness to the late Mr. Brimley Johnson, whose corrections and emendations they have followed.