Saturday, February 11, 2012

Quotables: Sense and Sensibility

Firstly, I wanted to remind everyone to hurry hurry hurry and finish scribbling your entries and send them to me! You have until February 14th at 11:59 p.m. to enter the "Heigh-Ho for a Husband" contest! (Only 3 days!!!) Also, finish up entering the giveaway! You only have till Feb. 12th at 11:59 P.M. for that one. Details for both can be found on the sidebar of this blog! Also, please let me know how you are liking this blog party--I know I've been having fun but I want to hear from you. :)
It would be untoward, unfeeling, un-filial and practically unchristian to miss posting excerpts from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility during this blog party! Thus, I chose one of my favorite (and one of the funniest and most telling scenes, in my opinion) to share with you! :)

         " 'He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur. To satisfy me, those characters must be united. I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own. He must enter into all my feelings: the same books, the same music must charm us both. Oh, mamma, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night! I felt for my sister more severely. Yet she bore it with so much composure, she seemed scarcely to notice it. I could hardly keep my seat. To hear those beautiful lines which have frequently almost driven me wild, pronounced with such impenetrable calmness, such dreadful indifference!'
         'He would certainly have done more justice to simple and elegant prose. I thought so at the time; but you would give him Cowper.'
         'Nay, mamma, if he is not to be animated by Cowper!- but we must allow for difference of taste. Elinor has not my feelings, and, therefore, she may overlook it, and be happy with him. But it would have broken my heart, had I loved him, to hear him read with so little sensibility. Mamma, the more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! He must have all Edward's virtues, and his person and manners must ornament his goodness with every possible charm.'
       'Remember, my love, that you are not seventeen. It is yet too early in life to despair of such a happiness.'" -Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

1 comment:

londongirl said...

I tagged you in a post on my blog. Here's the link:
http://theinkstainedparchment.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-your-it.html