Do sensible people go outdoors (in England)?
Posted by Bob on January 05, 1998 at 17:55:27:
In response to Sense, and sensibility, written by Bonny on January 01, 1998 at 02:57:13
] All of her little ironic asides point out the benefits of SENSE...
] ...and also point out what can be ridiculous in sensibility -
The ironic aside in S&S was about picnics - how counter to sense it is to make oneself uncomfortable in order to "enjoy" a meal.
I have just been reading Emma again (JA is a constant source for my wife and I reading aloud to each other) and came across almost exactly the same thing again:
John Knightley: "... here we are, setting forward to spend five dull hours in another man's house, ... in dismal weather, to return probably in worse; - four horses and four servants taken out for nothing but to convey five idle, shivering creatures into colder rooms and worse company than they might have had at home." p. 113 in the OUP Illustrated
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