Only Mr Collins has a humble one
Posted by Linden on April 16, 1998 at 21:01:31:
In response to "Abode" in Austen, written by The Mysterious H.C. on April 16, 1998 at 00:03:56
] ] 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":
Thanks for that. JA uses "abode" several times, but only Mr Collins refers to his "humble abode" - though, when Emma and Harriet are walking together, they come across Mr Elton's "blessed abode."
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