"Abode" in Austen
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on April 16, 1998 at 00:03:56:
In response to humble abodes, written by Linden on April 15, 1998 at 05:57:29
] Mr Collins in P&P is always going on about his "humble abode". This is now something of a cliche. Did Mr Collins (or, rather, JA) invent it, or was it a cliche before which JA picked up to set Mr Collins' character?
I would assume the latter; click on the following link to find the sentences in which Jane Austen uses the word "abode":
- Only Mr Collins has a humble one Linden 21:01:31 4/16/98 (0)
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