Posted by Cassia on August 14, 1997 at 19:30:56:
In reply to Re: Northanger Abbey and Quizzes posted by AnneM on August 11, 1997 at 15:41:44
] ] Julia,
] ] As I understand the meaning of the word quiz as
] ] regards to "Northanger Abbey" it means that John and Isa-
] ] bella were searching the room for queerly and unfashionably
] ] dressed persons.This was for making fun purposes.
] ] Thank you,
] ] Mary Collette List
] Sounds just like the Thorpes!
In the new Jane Austen Mystery lorgnets on a long ribbon (just like the ones Joan Rivers was selling a couple of Christmases ago on QVC) are called quizzing glasses. In case you missed Joan's hawking, you can see one in PP0, the MGM version, being worn by Sir William Lucas.
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