Boring slide nights?
Posted by Stolzi on December 03, 1997 at 11:41:10:
In response to travellers tales, written by Kate on December 02, 1997 at 13:11:11
] It seems from Lizzy's speech at the end of Chapter 27, that Jane Austen had been through the early 19C equivalent of too many boring slide nights... (do you have those in America?)
The worst one I ever suffered was not in America, but at the home of the American Ambassador. Where you can't be rude and leave early.
It was on the order of "Here is Aunt Tessy. Here is Aunt Tessy again, with the rhododendron. This is Aunt Tessy again, but I cut off the top of her head in this one." We staggered home about one a.m.
My mother has had to view some of these at her seniors group -- she said "I never saw so many views of the south end of a north-bound zebra."
Perhaps JA got very tired of travelers' renditions since she herself had traveled little?
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