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After a Lifetime in Large Urban Areas, this West-Coast Urban Girl has moved to the Country to start a New Life in a Small Town in Vermont... Watch her bumble her way and conquer!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Jane Austen's Birthday Soiree!




 
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

We're holding a marvelous Birthday Soiree gathering across the blogosphere to celebrate the grand lady of Regency, wit, true love and commonsense relationships!

Thank you, to Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club and Katherine Cox of November's Autumn for hosting the Soiree!

And now, dear Jane...


My gift to you on this Ghost Birthday is a delicate sandalwood fan...

Use it to cover your knowing expression at the next Assembly, to occlude the satirical smile on your lips, and the laughter in your eyes when you observe human folly.

Use it to fan away the silly gossips and to replace idle words with sparkling banter!

Use it like a flitting butterfly to catch the eye of a smart, kind, and striking gentleman who looks a great deal like Mr. Darcy, who listens like Mr. Knightley or Edmund Bertram, who is loyal like Colonel Brandon or Edward Ferrars, who plays with words like Henry Tilney, and who loves like Captain Wentworth...

When the gentleman approaches with dignity and grace to ask you for the honour of the next dance, you put down the fan.

You rise from your seat and take his elegant gloved hand...

As the music swells, you begin the set, a game of sparkling glances and wonder...

Have a glorious dream birthday, Jane!