Jane Austen Poems
- I'Ve A Pain In My Head 'I've a pain in my head' Said the ...
- This Little Bag This little bag I hope will prove To be not ...
- Happy The Lab'Rer Happy the lab'rer in his Sunday ...
- Ode To Pity 1 Ever musing I delight to tread The Paths ...
- Oh! Mr Best You'Re Very Bad Oh! Mr. Best, you're very ...
- Of A Ministry Pitiful, Angry, ... Of a Ministry pitiful, ...
- Miss Lloyd Has Now Went To Mis... Miss Lloyd has now sent...
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this ... more »
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''An artist cannot do anything slovenly.''Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Letter, November 17, 1798, to her sister, Cassandra. Jane Austen's Letters, Oxford University Press (1952)....
''Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.''Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;Mit is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than eno...Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, ch. 12 (1811).
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would h...Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mary Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 5 (1813).
''Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.''Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park, ch. 7 (1814).
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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.'