|LCA as First Lady|
LCA is older than the average Austen young lady, though, born as she was in 1775, into the first great revolutionary wave, that of the North American British colonies, even though her Maryland father had already immigrated long before that to England. The great revolution for Austen's ladies was the French one. But surely the War of 1812 must have effected some members of some of their families?
However, such thoughts may well be goofy, provoked by the goofy pills for my broken elbow. I toughed it out today, taking none at all between midnight and 6 PM tonight; now I'm deeply aware of my interior, which is riding the gentle ocean swells of relief, up and down, and all floaty-like.