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Jane Austen Writes to Prince Regent

On this date in 1816, Jane Austen writes to the secretary of the Prince Regent, who has suggested that she write a “historical romance”: “I could not seriously sit down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life.”

Novels

“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.” ~ Emma Woodhouse, Emma by Jane Austen

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Morning Poem, March 25, 2015

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Three hours out of our time zone

We know it is later than the others realize

Three decades have past since all of us were together… 206 more words

Poetry

My Biography

If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

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Jane Austen, because her elegant use of the language appeals to the English teacher in me: because of her humor and insight into human nature. 75 more words

Daily Prompt

Not to forget

“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. 54 more words

Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Oh Emma how much do I love thee?

Words can not express the love I have for this book, but I’ll try for the sake of this blog post. 929 more words

Austen

Family, the eternal city and a dollop of Jane Austen for good measure.

I’ve read my way to this latest blog post in rather a roundabout way. A few weeks ago now I read Nicky Pellegrino’s When In Rome… 685 more words

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