"My dear Emma, have you never at any time had reason to think that he admired her, or that she admired him?”
“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
"Henry the 5th
This Prince after he succeeded to the throne grew quite reformed and amiable, forsaking all his dissipated Companions, & never thrashing Sir William again. During his reign, Lord Cobham was burnt alive, but I forget what for. His Majesty then turned his thoughts to France, where he went & fought the famous Battle of Agincourt. He afterwards married the King’s daughter Catherine, a very agreeable Woman by Shakespear’s account. Inspite of all this however, he died, and was succeeded by his son Henry.”
15 year old Jane writes English History. A reader sent me this one, it’s really great. Click through the image.
"No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be a heroine. […] But from fifteen to seventeen she was in training for a heroine; she read all such works as heroines must read to supply their memories with those quotations which are so serviceable and so soothing in the vicissitudes of their eventful lives."
Sense and Sensibility - A commentary by Emma Thompson
This gin-infused weekend purchase came to work with me today. I’m hoping a WWJAD attitude will help me through what will definitely be a rough week.