"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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Favorite Austen Heroine

So these polls have been sitting with results for over a month. Sorry about that. Here are the results for posterity. I have quite a few wonderings about some answers. Maybe I'll comment on them later. But for now I'm going to get these up and try to come up with a new poll.

7 votes

Elinor Dashwood 1 (14%)
Marianne Dashwood 2 (28%)
Elizabeth Bennet 2 (28%)
Jane Bennet 0 (0%)
Emma Woodhouse 1 (14%)
Harriet Smith 0 (0%)
Fanny Price 1 (14%)
Susan Price 0 (0%)
Catherine Morland 0 (0%)
Eleanor Tilney 1 (14%)
Anne Elliot 2 (28%)

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