"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.)

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"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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

They Just Keep Coming!

Dear Roger.
Faithful Gilbert.
Sweet John.
O Henry.
Meet Albert.
Amazing, devoted, loyal, supportive, inspiring, encouraging, loving husband of Queen Victoria.
Whose love story is most wonderfully portrayed in the recent movie The Young Victoria
(which I was more than fortunate of getting to see last Saturday).

A love story which perfectly shows why, how, and what marriage is meant to be.
I am in love.

Hmm?


What?


Well, OK. Yes.



Again.

2 comments:

~Mary said...

Oh I am so glad it finally made it's way to the US! I just love this story.

Did you know that the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was the collaborator for this movie? She was so keen for the last few decades to tell this beautiful love story and finally got the chance. Her daughter Princess Beatrice was a lady in waiting in the movie.

Albert, Rupert Friend, was Wickham in the new Pride & Prejudice? Love him.

Glad you liked it!! I love it and have seen it more than 10 times!

Sara Lyn said...

Ooo!! Can't wait to see it! I've always wondered why should would mourn her husband for 40 years. Obviously much longer than she was married to him. I wonder if I can talk my dad into renting it. :)