Quoting Jane 3

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“Jane’s Marriage”, a poem by Rudyard Kipling

Tweet I just came across this poem, I have never seen it before. It’s a poem written by Rudyard Kipling, as a tribute to Jane Austen whom he greatly admired. I thought it was very beautiful, and I want to share it with you here. Jane’s Marriage Jane went to Paradise: That was only fair. Good Sir Walter followed her, And armed her up the stair. Henry and Tobias, And Miguel of Spain, Stood with Shakespeare at the top To welcome Jane – Then the Three Archangels Offered out of hand Anything in Heaven’s gift That she might command. Azrael’s … Continue reading

Quoting Jane 2

Tweet I have had a rather busy day today and it’s getting late as I am writing this. So I’m off to bed soon, I just thought I’d post this quote that I came across as I was reading Northanger Abbey (again). I thought it was a really good quote, even though we, of course, already knew that novels can be what they are described as here! 😉 It is only a novel!… in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation … Continue reading

Quoting Jane 1

Tweet I had a longer post planned for today, but then for some reason my computer refused to cooperate with me to get that to work. So I’ll leave that post till another day and for today you shall have to content yourselves with a quote from the one and only Miss Austen. I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. Miss Bingley (Pride and Prejudice) How true! But … Continue reading

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