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More specifically concerning: jane austen

19.05.02 – Sunday

19 May 2002, around 20.09.

Sunshine and late rising, then baroque. Her early impressions were incurable. She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, […]

Love and Freindship (sic)

9 April 2004, around 18.59.

the perils of misspelling for young authors

esprit d’escalier

7 December 2010, around 6.02.

edifying

7 September 2011, around 15.26.

Design for a chimneypiece (ca. 1762) A few months ago, I was reading Nikolaus Pevsner’s 1968 article on ‘The Architectural Setting of Jane Austen’s Novels’ and it got me to thinking. It must have, for here I am, still muddled by it months after the fact, which is not something that normally happens after my […]

a mere habit

24 December 2014, around 11.56.

It is snowing outside and there is nothing to do save sit in front of the fire and read. Indeed, there is nothing one would rather be doing. Did she distrust all figurative language because she was sharply aware of the aptitude of the most languid figurative expressions for persisting as a mere habit of […]

bettered novels (22.1)

13 February 2016, around 13.22.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, part 1, first impressions (1796/1813).

bettered novels (22.2)

20 February 2016, around 13.25.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, part 2, a brief notice of the servants (1813).

Citation (55)

18 June 2016, around 6.31.

on the best society…

other fish in the sea

30 January 2021, around 7.13.

Two quotations on games of chance and serious intentions in Jane Austen.

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