"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

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas with Jane - 8

"I am very sorry to tell you that it will not be in our power to keep our promise of spending our Christmas with you"
- Catherine Vernon, Lady Susan

I am actually not very worried about not being able to keep my Christmas promise of going home, even with all of the snow that was dumped on my eastern home which requires me to drive among the leftovers and pray that my ever-susceptible-to-ICE home state will be kind. Yet even that won't stop me. For as Robert Frost,
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep.

(I loved singing that song in All-State choir.)

Let's just pray that my other family can keep their promise since they will be traveling across the country to come home...to me! :-)

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