Jane Austen Quotes
''No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.''Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey, ch. 19 (1818).
''I consider a country-dance as an emblem of marriage. Fidelity and complaisance are the principle duties of both; and those men who do not choose to dance or to marry them selves, have no business with the partners or wives of the neighbors.''Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey, ch. 10 (1818).
''Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marryingJane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Letter, November 18, 1814, to her niece, Fanny Knight. Jane Austen's Letters, Oxford University Press (1952).
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I'Ve A Pain In My Head
'I've a pain in my head'
Said the suffering Beckford;
To her Doctor so dread.
'Oh! what shall I take for't?'
Said this Doctor so dread
Whose name it was Newnham.
'For this pain in your head
Ah! What can you do Ma'am?'
Said Miss Beckford, 'Suppose
If you think there's no risk,
I take a good Dose
Of calomel brisk.'--
'What a praise worthy Notion.'
Replied Mr. Newnham.
'You shall have such a potion
And so will I too Ma'am.'
Happy The Lab'Rer
Happy the lab'rer in his Sunday clothes!
In light-drab coat, smart waistcoat, well-darn'd hose,
Andhat upon his head, to church he goes;
As oft, with conscious pride, he downward throws
A glance upon the ample cabbage rose
That, stuck in button-hole, regales his nose,
He envies not the gayest London beaux.
In church he takes his seat among the rows,
Pays to the place the reverence he owes,