'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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May 4, 2011

Don't you just think...




... that Mrs. Willliam Frazer of Delaware, painted by William Clarke in 1798, would have seriously livened up your book group?


{image found here; this blog is wonderful, not to mention addictive}


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4 comments:

Annie said...

Oh yes. She can come and join either of my groups any days she likes.

Darlene said...

Definitely! And I would hope that she'd let me try on her shoes.

Nan said...

What a great, great expression on her face!! And her toes must have been a wreck. :<)

Vintage Reading said...

Heh. No trashy reads for her!

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