— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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May 4, 2012

Adding up to happiness




University job + University ID = University Library Privileges. (!!!!!!!!!)

And look what I found on my first visit!   Now that I think of it, this is also the first time I've seen and held a Persephone (other than some of the Classics).  They really are beautiful.  As soon as it stops raining, I can see myself sitting outside on a bench at lunchtime, with my sandwich and my Biannually, making plans for a treasure hunt. 

6 comments:

Jillian said...

I LOVED my university library!! I can't believe how long it took me to discover there was an upstairs. :)

Karen K. said...

I love the University libraries too. There's a good one in town just a few miles from my house, chock-full of mid-century women's fiction. I don't know if any of them are actual Persephones but I've found several early editions of books from their catalog, plus lots of other great stuff. Nice to get so many books without having to wait for Interlibrary Loans!

Lisa May said...

Oh I miss those days! I do envy you.

JoAnn said...

True happiness - enjoy!

lyn said...

Lucky you! Both those books are wonderful. Greenery Street is a very sweet book about early married life. Did you know Persephone have just reprinted Jenkins's Harriet? I have it but haven't read it yet. I'm sure you'll find lots more treasures.

Bellezza said...

Audrey, I'm so happy for you! and Greenery Street is such a charming novel. It made me wish, as many of the Persephones do, for a simpler time and place.

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