'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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March 21, 2011

Adoration



I have a hundred bulbs to plant, and soft fine days to do it, just too perfect. — I sit up here & read Persuasion — Emma — I never can stop when I start — Really she’s the only power to get me whole through some days I sometimes feel... It’s salvation to adore how she does it. It’s adoration, that’s the best.
 —  from What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell, edited by Suzanne Marrs
{images from a tour of Eudora Welty's house, given here}
 

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2 comments:

Bellezza said...

Oh, man, I love that photograph! I would love to lay there All Spring Break...talk about a Victorian Chaise Longue!

As to planting bulbs, not so much. :)

Vintage Reading said...

I love that - reading Persuasion and planting for spring. I think I need to get this collection.

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