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1.29.2015

Lessons Learned from Pride and Prejudice



This week in celebration of the anniversary of Pride and Prejudice's publication date The Bluestocking Salon put together a list - 28 Lessons We've Learned From Pride and Prejudice.  

Here are some of my favorites from that list:



  • Beware of truth's universally acknowledged.
  • There is great joy in a long walk.
  • There are worse things than being single....like being married to Mr. Collins
  • When in doubt say it in a letter.
  • Bad boys are not worth it.
  • When it comes to a man's library size does matter.
  • A great love story is always in style
What are some lessons you've learned from Pride and Prejudice?

1.28.2015

Wordless Wednesday - Snow Day!

Chawton House 2
Chawton House in the snow by Ray Moseley

These were very cheering thoughts; and the sight of a great deal of snow on the ground did her further service, for any thing was welcome that might justify their all three being quite asunder at present.
--Emma, chapter 16

1.26.2015

Regency Man Monday - Richard Sharp



Richard Sharp, FRS, FSA (1759 – 30 March 1835), also known as "Conversation" Sharp, was a British hat-maker, banker, merchant, poet, critic, Member of Parliament, and conversationalist.

Sharp was successful in business and political ventures but was best known around London for his conversational abilities. Sharp was also a poet and was friends with many of the notable writers of the time period including William Wordsworth (his adopted daughter and Wordsworth sister were friends) and Samuel Coleridge.  He was also accuainted with John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

For more reading please see:
The Most Popular Man of the Regency by Angelyn Schmid on The Beau Monde
RICHARD SHARP (1759-1835)
Richard 'Conversation' Sharp (1759-1835)
Richard Sharp (politician)

1.23.2015

Well Loved Books - Pride and Prejudice


Earlier this week a friend of min posted this picture on her Instagram account. The caption read:
I'd almost forgotten that I have two copies. The one to the right has been read countless times by me and my sisters. With every read, the spine bent just a bit more until pages 69 through 144 leaped out of the binding and into the dearest nooks in our hearts and minds reserved for good books- an irreversible transfer that takes place over the course of hours spent inhaling the intoxicating smell of paper.
What she wrote spoke so much truth. Those hours we invest in reading and rereading the works of beloved authors are not hours wasted. It's time we spend fortifying out hearts and minds.

Do you have a much loved copy of a book?