Words I Wish I’d Written: Provision for Discourse

On every formal visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.— Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility … [Read more...]

Words I Wish I’d Written: Barton Cottage

As a house, Barton Cottage, though small, was comfortable and compact; but as a cottage it was defective, for the building was regular, the roof was tiled, the window shutters were not painted green, nor were the walls covered with honeysuckles.— Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility … [Read more...]

Words I Wish I’d Written: Time and Conscience

The whole of Lucy’s behaviour in the affair, and the prosperity which crowned it, therefore, may be held forth as a most encouraging instance of what an earnest, an unceasing attention to self-interest, however its progress may be apparently obstructed, will do in securing every advantage of fortune, with no other sacrifice than that of time and conscience.— Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility … [Read more...]


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