Out of the spiritual closet
Posted by gkb on January 21, 1998 at 22:21:22:
In response to Right reason and religion, written by Helen on January 21, 1998 at 15:58:32
I betcha the 'closet' reference is in MP when Edmund and Fanny are trying to persuade Mary Crawford that it is a good idea to have family prayer meetings. The code phrase Austen used for spiritual contemplation is (I think) 'serious reflection' or 'thinking seriously', used in S&S by Marianne, in MP by Fanny to Edmund about Henry C., and a couple of other places I cannot cite off the top of my head.
These mentions of serious thinking are what I was referring to in the prior message.
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