"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, December 16, 2009

Christmas with Jane - 6

At Christmas every body invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather.
– Mr. Elton, Emma

True. Very true. Not that I've been experiencing any of the "worst weather." Haven't even had bad weather. It's not even that cold!! In my opinion, it isn't cold until you see your breath when you are outside. And that has happened maybe twice in the last couple of weeks. We're still getting a lot of rain. If this place only knew how to get cold it could actually become snow. Not that I want to see how these bad-drivers-in-the-rain would react to snow. But I will certainly put up with the weather of my home (wind, bitterly biting cold, ice) if need be when I'm home. Not only is it what I was accustomed to growing up, but as Mr. E. says--I'll have my friends (and family!) about me. Why would I think of anything else?

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