Monday, March 10, 2008

The Quotable Austen

"...At her time of life, anything of an illness destroys the bloom for ever! Hers has been a very short one! She was as handsome a girl last September as any I ever saw, and as likely to attract the men."

From Sense and Sensibility.

My family doctor to me upon learning of the treatment for my disease all those years ago, "It's such a shame that this had to happy to such a pretty girl."

Good to see the sentiment hasn't changed in three hundred-odd years.


Zesty said...


What did he diagnose you with? The Vapours?

Melanie said...

Oh my. Good to know Austen is still so relevant...