Some Jane Austen quotes on Romanticism (and a poem by Thackeray on Bread and Butter...)
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on June 06, 1998 at 10:37:14:
In response to Austen & Romanticism, written by Linden on June 06, 1998 at 03:09:46
Click on "Werther" to see the Thackeray poem...
"I have read [Byron's] The Corsair, mended my petticoat, and have nothing else to do."
- -- letter of March 5, 1814
"We soon saw through his character. They said he was Sensible, well-informed, and Agreeable; we did not pretend to Judge of such trifles, but as we were convinced he had no soul, that he had never read The Sorrows of Werter, and that his Hair bore not the least resemblance to auburn, we were certain that Janetta could feel no affection for him, or at least that she ought to feel none.
The very circumstance of his being her father's choice too, was so much in his disfavour, that had he been deserving her in every other respect, yet that of itself ought to have been a sufficient reason in the Eyes of Janetta for rejecting him.
- -- Love and Freindship (1790)
- email@example.com Linden 20:59:32 6/06/98 (5)
- Yes, but....... Caroline 22:37:41 6/06/98 (0)
- Grave Doubts The Mysterious H.C. 22:12:18 6/06/98 (2)
- Oops! The subject header should have been "Yes, but..." (nfm) Linden 22:06:26 6/06/98 (0)
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