"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Novel Idea--really

Comment from my one and only Austen blog follower:
"Do we get to discuss all the men we voted for?"

Why, yes, the letter Bee. What a fantastic idea! Thank you! In the next day or two, I will put a contact email on the blog. Then you may all email me your writings for the Austen men you voted for. Yes, each one. A separate "entry" for each one if you so choose! Then, when the poll is closed, I shall post your own expostulations, sighs, glories, etc. of these great men. Then shall the discussions commence! I'm very much looking forward to it.


the letter Bee said...


PS: Who would ever want Mr. Palmer when there are Misters Darcy and Knightley to be had?? :p

Heidi said...

But the Hugh Laurie Mr. Palmer?!? He's fantastic! Perhaps because I love sarcasm and occasional dry humor. And maybe my pity for him.... Poor man.

Sara Lyn said...

I agree. Hugh Laurie was fantastic! Too funny!

the letter Bee said...

Hugh Laurie's Mr. Palmer was really awesome, but please. I wouldn't want to marry him! :p

Heidi said...

Don't you think he'd be a much better husband if he had a much better wife? :-) Really I only included him (and a couple of other names) on the list to give more choices and a wider range of men types.

the letter Bee said...

Ah-- good idea! I liked that Bingley was on there. Most people forget about poor Bingley.

Jess said...

Aww, the poll is closed. But I must say, I strongly prefer that Col. Brandon fellow. He may not be charming or beautiful, but when he's in love, he's 100% dedicated and impossible to dissuade. Now that's romantic!