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."






1 comment:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A good quote from one of my favourite authors, I think I must try and re read at least one of her novels this year.