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In Praise Of Jane Austen
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|But tell Jane Austen, that
is if you dare,
How much her novels are beloved down here.
She wrote them for posterity, she said;
'Twas rash, but by posterity she's read.
|[Jane Austen's] art is so consummate that
the secret is hidden; peer at them as hard as one may; shake them; take
them apart; one cannot see how it is done.
|I am a Jane Austenite, and
therefore slightly imbecile about Jane Austen. ... Shut up in measureless
content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, ...
|Happy Birthday, Jane!|
We love you.
(Ignore that guy in the white suit.)
|Jane lies in Winchester
blessed be her shade!
Praise the Lord for making her,
and her for all she made!
|[Jane Austen] had a talent for describing the
involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me
the most wonderful I ever met with. ... What a pity such a gifted creature
died so early!
Sir Walter Scott
|Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up
and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.|
Final Month, July 2002
This web site was introduced on December 16th, 1997 because that was the 222nd anniversary of Jane Austen's birth. This date was also the 227th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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