Posted by: rearadmiral | January 25, 2014

The photo of the year and other joys!

A great photo from @Colin Lees. Please notice the label at the base of the statue.
Photo: A great photo from @Colin Lees. Please notice the label at the base of the statue.
 
Do tell!

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Photo: Do tell!

Image found on http://slowrobot.com/i/55826.
 
 
“Shall I ask you how the church is to be filled, if a man is neither to take orders with a living nor without? No; for you certainly would not know what to say. But I must beg some advantage to the clergyman from your own argument. As he cannot be influenced by those feelings which you rank highly as temptation and reward to the soldier and sailor in their choice of a profession, as heroism, and noise, and fashion, are all against him, he ought to be less liable to the suspicion of wanting sincerity or good intentions in the choice of his.”

“Oh! no doubt he is very sincere in preferring an income ready made, to the trouble of working for one; and has the best intentions of doing nothing all the rest of his days but eat, drink, and grow fat. It is indolence, Mr. Bertram, indeed. Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish–read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work, and the business of his own life is to dine.”
Mansfield Park

Photo: "Shall I ask you how the church is to be filled, if a man is neither to take orders with a living nor without? No; for you certainly would not know what to say. But I must beg some advantage to the clergyman from your own argument. As he cannot be influenced by those feelings which you rank highly as temptation and reward to the soldier and sailor in their choice of a profession, as heroism, and noise, and fashion, are all against him, he ought to be less liable to the suspicion of wanting sincerity or good intentions in the choice of his."

"Oh! no doubt he is very sincere in preferring an income ready made, to the trouble of working for one; and has the best intentions of doing nothing all the rest of his days but eat, drink, and grow fat. It is indolence, Mr. Bertram, indeed. Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish--read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work, and the business of his own life is to dine."
Mansfield Park
 
Where to Buy British Foods and Gifts Online in the U.S.
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If you read today’s earlier post, Six Foods British Expats in the U.S. Miss the Most, you’ll know that there is a market for more British 
 
The lovely Rita Lacerda Watts of All Things Jane Austenhas made a new calling card for Mr. Theo Darcy. Thanks, Rita! — with Rebecca Wigley and 7 others.
Photo: The lovely Rita Lacerda Watts of All Things Jane Austen has made a new calling card for Mr. Theo Darcy. Thanks, Rita!
 
A great Sense and Sensibility quote from Mrs. Jennings posted by Shirley!

“…when a young man, be he who he will, comes and makes love to a pretty girl, and promises marriage, he has no business to fly off from his word only because he grows poor, and a richer girl is ready to have him. Why don’t he in such a case, sell his horses, let his house, turn off his servants, and make a thorough reform at once? I warrant you, Miss Marianne would have been ready to wait till matters came round.”

Photo: A great Sense and Sensibility quote from Mrs. Jennings posted by Shirley!

"...when a young man, be he who he will, comes and makes love to a pretty girl, and promises marriage, he has no business to fly off from his word only because he grows poor, and a richer girl is ready to have him. Why don't he in such a case, sell his horses, let his house, turn off his servants, and make a thorough reform at once? I warrant you, Miss Marianne would have been ready to wait till matters came round."
 
 
The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
After sitting a little while Miss Crawford was up again. “I must move,” said she; “resting fatigues me. I have looked across the ha-ha till I am weary. I must go and look through that iron gate at the same view, without being able to see it so well.”

Edmund left the seat likewise. “Now, Miss Crawford, if you will look up the walk, you will convince yourself that it cannot be half a mile long, or half half a mile.”

“It is an immense distance,” said she; “I see that with a glance.”

Photo: The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
After sitting a little while Miss Crawford was up again. "I must move," said she; "resting fatigues me. I have looked across the ha-ha till I am weary. I must go and look through that iron gate at the same view, without being able to see it so well."

Edmund left the seat likewise. "Now, Miss Crawford, if you will look up the walk, you will convince yourself that it cannot be half a mile long, or half half a mile."

"It is an immense distance," said she; "I see that with a glance."
 
A five year old Edith Jones(later Wharton). No doubt planning her unhappy endings already! -Kirk

http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/wharton/whart.htm

Photo: A five year old Edith Jones(later Wharton). No doubt planning her unhappy endings already! -Kirk

http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/wharton/whart.htm
 
Share this with an #AustenAddict!
Photo: Share this with an #AustenAddict!
 
 
Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) tweeted at 6:01 AM on Tue, Jan 21, 2014:

Which Jane Austen character are you? Take our quiz to find out: http://t.co/RnYjDKwdoa

(https://twitter.com/OxfordWords/status/425583871137431552)

Which Jane Austen character are you? | OxfordWords blog
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It’s been nearly 200 years since Jane Austen died, leaving behind only six completed novels, and yet she has never been more popular. To her millions of readers
 
More Jane Austen handmade bookmarks made by Nancy Daniels have been added to my etsy shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thesamplergirl
Photo: More Jane Austen handmade bookmarks made by Nancy Daniels have been added to my etsy shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thesamplergirl
 
Jane Austen, Feminist Icon –
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The 200th anniversary of Mansfield Park and the 100th anniversary of the debate about Austen’s feminism.
 
The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
Wednesday was fine, and soon after breakfast the barouche arrived, Mr. Crawford driving his sisters; and as everybody was ready, there was nothing to be done but for Mrs. Grant to alight and the others to take their places. The place of all places, the envied seat, the post of honour, was unappropriated. To whose happy lot was it to fall? While each of the Miss Bertrams were meditating how best, and with the most appearance of obliging the others, to secure it, the matter was settled by Mrs. Grant’s saying, as she stepped from the carriage, “As there are five of you, it will be better that one should sit with Henry; and as you were saying lately that you wished you could drive, Julia, I think this will be a good opportunity for you to take a lesson.”

Happy Julia! Unhappy Maria! The former was on the barouche-box in a moment, the latter took her seat within, in gloom and mortification; and the carriage drove off amid the good wishes of the two remaining ladies, and the barking of Pug in his mistress’s arms.

Photo: The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
Wednesday was fine, and soon after breakfast the barouche arrived, Mr. Crawford driving his sisters; and as everybody was ready, there was nothing to be done but for Mrs. Grant to alight and the others to take their places. The place of all places, the envied seat, the post of honour, was unappropriated. To whose happy lot was it to fall? While each of the Miss Bertrams were meditating how best, and with the most appearance of obliging the others, to secure it, the matter was settled by Mrs. Grant's saying, as she stepped from the carriage, "As there are five of you, it will be better that one should sit with Henry; and as you were saying lately that you wished you could drive, Julia, I think this will be a good opportunity for you to take a lesson."

Happy Julia! Unhappy Maria! The former was on the barouche-box in a moment, the latter took her seat within, in gloom and mortification; and the carriage drove off amid the good wishes of the two remaining ladies, and the barking of Pug in his mistress's arms.
 

No, Jane Austen Was Not a Game Theorist
Proust was a neuroscientist. Jane Austen was a game theorist. Dickens was a gastroenterologist. Enough with the using science to explain art.
 
 
 
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