Themed 13x13 Standard Crossword - Compiled By stellam

Date: 17 May 2010 Title: Mother's, Poetry and Austen and all things Victori

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1. ??allowed, encouraged, almost taught him to be selfish and overbearing??Which Austen characters parents are these? (5)
4. Ocean Blue Silk Taffeta for the main bonnet trimmed with autumnal Burnt ______ ribbons. Perfect for yearning after a certain Naval Captain in the autumn. This bonnet is for which Austen Character? (5)
7. a woman of useful plain sense, with a good temper, and, what is more remarkable, with a good constitution. She had three sons before Catherine was born; and instead of dying in bringing the latter into the world, as any body might expect, she still lived on?lived to have six children more?to see them growing up around her, and to enjoy excellent health herself (8)
8. Henry brings news of William's promotion, and his ____ in it. He states his feelings to his love. Fanny receives and sends a note to Mary. From which novel is this from? (4)
9. ??Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent motive? (8)
11. John Wood (1704-5) adopted the palace front for the north side of Queen Square in Bath, started in 1728, and thereafter the pediment was widely used. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, (1886-1969). These people were famous for what? (4)
12. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. (6)
14. ;In vain I have struggled. It will not do! My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I ______ and love you... Almost from the earliest moments of your acquaintance, I have come to feel for you a passionate admiration and regard, which despite my struggles, has overcome every rational objection. And I beg you, most fervently, to relieve my suffering and consent to be my wife.' (6)
16. 'In her mother she lost the only person able to cope with her. She inherits her mother?s talents, and must have been under subjection to her' (4)
18. 'I can feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love.' (8)
20. ??So, you are come at last! I began to think I should never see you. I am so ill I can hardly speak. I have not seen a creature the whole morning!?? (4)
21. 'Mrs. ______was a widow, with an ample jointure. She had only two daughters, both of whom she had lived to see respectably married, and she had now therefore nothing to do but to marry all the rest of the world.' (8)
23. 'What if they were among them to undertake the care of her eldest daughter, a girl now nine years old, of an age to require more attention than her poor mother could possibly give? The trouble and expense of it to them would be nothing, compared with the benevolence of the action.' (5)
24. She may whimper, & the Vernons may storm; I regard them not. I am tired of submitting my will to the Caprices of others; of resigning my own Judgement in deference to those to whom I owe no Duty, & for whom I feel no respect. I have given up too much, have been too easily worked on; but Frederica shall now find the difference. (5)


1. A penalty or fine for neglect (7)
2. Prioresses of Broadholme 1354, Broadholme Priory was a convent of canonesses of the Premonstratensian Order in Nottinghamshire (5)
3. Sonnet 40 William Shakespeare Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?All mine was thine, before thou hadst this more.Then if for my love, thou my love receivest,I cannot blame thee, for my love thou usest But yet be blamed, if thou thy self deceivest By wilful taste of what thy self refusest I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief,Although thou steal thee all my poverty And yet love knows it is a greater grief To bear love's wrong, than hate's known injury Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows Kill me with spites; yet we must not be foes (3)
4. Combe Down Tunnel The tunnel was on the Bath extension line of the Somerset & Dorset Railway, built in 1874 could also be called this (9)
5. 'I hope she will not tease my poor pug,' said Lady ______'I have but just got Julia to leave it alone' (7)
6. Let humble Allen, with an awkward shame,Do good by stealth, and blush to find fame. (5)
10. 1.Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there ___ some reason to fear I may be wrong?2. Ever musing I delight to treadThe Paths of honour and the Myrtle Grove Whilst the pale Moon her beams doth shed While Philomel on airy hawthorn Bush Sings sweet and Melancholy, And the thrush Converses with the Dove. ___ to Pity 3.This Mr. Wright directed 2005 P&P (9)
13. 1. Cowrote with Claire Tomalin on Jane Austen 2.'I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as ___ ___ as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you the best of the party.' 'very true, it will be wise in me to refrain from that. But do not imagine that he is always here so often. It is on your account that he has been so frequently _______ this week.' (7)
15. 1. 'Another invitation to dine at Rosings. Miss Bennet can use the pianoforte in Mrs. Jenkinson's ____; she won't be in the way. You mean to frighten me, by coming in all this state to hear me? Ill qualified to recommend himself to strangers 2. Jane Austen visited the Southampton shipyard with her nephews to view the new 74 ___ frigate. What did they see? (7)
17. is an alcoholic beverage, made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. (5)
19. The waies, through which my weary steps I guyde,In this delightfull land of Faery,And sprinckled with such sweet variety,Of all that pleasant is to eare or eye,That I nigh rauisht with rare thoughts delight. This excerpt is also by this poet featured in S&S (5)
22. Abbreviation for numbers (3)