— 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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November 16, 2016

The things that make me happiest ...



... like this book, sometimes seem odd to the people around me, but then sometimes not to you guys, for which I am especially grateful. :)

November 16
The Lesson of the Master, 1892

What I mean is, have you in your mind to go in for some sort of little perfection? You must have thought it all over, I can't believe you're without a plan. That's the sensation you give me, and it's rare that it really stirs up one; it makes you remarkable.


1 comment:

Lark said...

What a great book! But then, I love Henry James. :)

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