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16 December 2013 @ 01:49 pm
…by which I suppose you mean the neatest. That must depend upon the binding.  
"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest."
--Mansfield Park (the first sentences of the last chapter)

In other words, happy birthday, Jane Austen! Thanks for all the heroines, light, bright, and sparkling, or serious and sensible; for Mansfield Park and Pemberley and Northanger Abbey; for books that are the nicest in the world.
 
 
 
Neaneadods on December 17th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
I love you most for quoting Tilney, my favorite of the heroes.
tempestsarekind: henry tilney would SO write fanfictempestsarekind on December 17th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Henry Tilney forever!

That reminds me, I haven't worn my t-shirt with the Henry Tilney quotation on it in ages… :)
Neaneadods on December 18th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Team Tilney! (I need to get that on a button before the next Jane Austen meeting)
tempestsarekind: austentempestsarekind on December 20th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
They must have those buttons, surely? If not, they *really* should.