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Date: 30 Mar 2010 Title: Jane Austen and clergymen and British History

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1. 'He would certainly have done more justice to simple and elegant prose. I thought so at the time; but you would give him Cowper.'Who is Mrs. Dashwood referring to? (7)
5. 'Mr. _______ is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man; you know he is, as well as I do; and you must feel, as well as I do, that the woman who married him cannot have a proper way of thinking.'Who was this quote about and who said it? (7)
9. ?The company of so good & clever a man ought to be gratifying in itself; but his Chat seems all forced, his Opinions on many points too much copied from his wife.? Who is Jane speaking of? (5)
10. This famouse poet and cook (5)
12. 'And pray, who is _______ Hayter? Nothing but a country curate. A most improper match for Miss Musgrove, of Uppercross.' (7)
14. The Orphan of the _____ by Eleanor Sleath a favourite of Jane Austen (5)
15. My first displays the wealth and pomp of kings, Lords of the earth! their luxury and ease. Another view of man, my second brings, Behold him there, the monarch of the seas! But ah! united, what reverse we have! Man's boasted power and freedom, all are flown; Lord of the earth and sea, he bends a slave And woman, lovely woman, reigns alone.Thy ready wit the word will soon supply, May its approval beam in that soft eye! (5)
16. Jane had always considered him an eloquent speaker and now informed a nephew that he wrote 'very superior sermons.' (5)
17. Sir Francis _____ , the most successful pirate in history, brought home so much booty that Elizabeth could have paid off the national debt with her share alone (5)
18. THE ring, so worn as you behold, So thin, so pale, is yet of gold:The passion such it was to prove--Worn with _____ care, love yet was love. A Marriage Ring by George Crabbe (5)
19. One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. (5)
22. 'Now I must give one smirk, and then we may be rational again.' (5)
24. 'an indolent, selfish bon vivant, who must have his palate consulted in everything; who will not stir afinger for the convenience of anyone; and who, moreover, if the cook makes a blunder, is out of humour with his excellent wife' (5)
25. the party who is the recipient of an obligation (7)
30. Writing in the early summer of 1814, Jane thanks her niece for an instalment of her novel just arrived which 'has entertained' her 'extremely.' 'I read it ____ ' she goes on to say, 'to your grandmamma and Aunt Cass, and we were all very much pleased' (5)
31. This place is prominent ceremonial role in French monarchical history as the traditional site of the crowning of the kings of France (5)
32. 'But why are you to be a clergyman? I thought that was always the lot of the youngest, where there were many to choose before him!'Mary Crawford was speaking of whom in this statement? (7)
33. 1. Early Christians who avoided eating eggs during Lent would preserve them by boiling them. It is said that they dyed them red, using onion skins, in remembrance of Christ's blood, shed for them 2.The leaves of artificial flowers in particular were coloured with various arsenic greens and they were very popular in Victorian households unfortunately this was also toxic it's final use was in 1960 (7)


1. Imperial rivalry in the Pacific between the major European powers was reaching a climax then in 1874, this island became a British colony. (4)
2. The Seven Sages of ____ was from the orient, and was used by Chaucer. This book type was a chapbook or as in S&S a small book which Willoughby had given to Marianne (4)
3. In addition to the ideological differences between France and the monarchical powers of Europe, there were continuing disputes over the status of Austrian estates in ______ (6)
4. A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name (7)
5. Other calls were made to 'retrain' the Dauphin, to make him more pliant to revolutionary ideas. This was carried out when Louis Charles was separated from Antoinette on July 3, and given to the care of a _______.excerpt fromMarie Antoinette: Last Queen of France from Jane Austen Centre Regency Magazine (7)
6. To effect or establish a liaison (6)
7. 'For God sent not his Son ____ the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.' (4)
8. 'Ask if the damask rose be sweet,' from 'Susannah, an oratorio by Mr. Handell' one of Jane's favourite of this type of music (4)
11. Do not you think it is quite a mistaken point of conscience, when a clergyman sacrifices his health for the sake of duties, which may be just as well performed by another person? Who is the speaking of in Persuasion? (7)
13. '______ Crystals' , used in the production of synthetic dyes (7)
20. God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty! by this poet Shakespeare (7)
21. This hot drink _______ greatly in Jane's life but in those days it was very expensive, what was it? (7)
23. Sweet stream that winds through _____ glade,Apt emblem of a virtuous maid Silent and chaste she steals along,Far from the world's gay busy throng:With gentle yet prevailing force, Intent upon her destined course;Graceful and useful all she does,Blessing and blest where'er she goes; Pure-bosom'd as that watery glass, And Heaven reflected in her face. 'To a Young Lady ' (6)
24. In 1759 he crossed swords with William Blackstone, Vice-Chancellor Thomas Randolph and the University Tory establishment when, with his fellow-proctor William Wright of Merton College, he used the Proctors' Veto to hold up their modifications of the Laudian Statutes which had regulated the University since 1636. (6)
26. Oh! for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame; A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the ____! Olney Hymns, I, Walking with God by William Cowper (4)
27. '____ Mr. Hollis! It was impossible not to feel him hardly used: to be obliged to stand back in his own house and see the best place by the fire constantly occupied by Sir Henry Denham.' (4)
28. In solitude the ____ gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne (4)
29. 'The Bishop only asked him two questions, first if he was the son of Mrs. Lefroy of ____ , and secondly if he had married a Miss Austen.' (4)