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Written by BarbaraB
(5/3/2008 2:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, IMHO Jane Austen played with names, penned by JulieW
August Hawkins: Someone has already commented on her first name but I will give the entire quote anyway: "She has the fancy first name "Augusta" derived from the Latin word august, meaning grand or sacred. Then she has the ordinary surname Hawkins, suggesting that she "hawks" or is "hawking" or advertising in the loud way that hawkers do. She brags about herself in every way she can: from her courtship with Mr. Elton to her sister's marriage to Mr. Suckling...." and also:
"...she swoops---like a hawk---into Highbury, fastens her claws to poor Jane Fairfax, and runs her life, despite Jane's awkward protests." (Joan Klingel Ray)
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