Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jane Austen Quote

Jane Austen

On the marriage of Maria, a middle-aged flirt, with a Mr. Wake, whom gossips averred Jane would have scorned in her prime, Jane said:

"Maria, good-humored and handsome and tall,

For a husband was at her last stake;

And having in vain danced at many a ball,

Is now happy to jump at a Wake."

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