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Date: 09 Jun 2010 Title: Austen father's a tribute to Father's Day

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1. ?I know your disposition, Lizzy. I know you could be neither happy nor respectable, unless you truly esteemed your husband; unless you looked up to him as a superior. Your lively talents would place you in the greatest danger in an unequal marriage. You could scarcely escape discredit and misery. My child, let me not have the grief of seeing you unable to respect your partner in life. You know not what you are about.? (6)
4. ' A man of great worth and respectability. I have always heard him spoken of as such, and your brother I know esteems him highly. He is undoubtedly a sensible man, and in his manners perfectly the gentleman.' Who is colonel? (8)
9. 'She is to be Jenny, and seems to me as if she would be as like Henry, as Cassy is to Neddy.'Which Austen father said this? (6)
10. James, Edward, Francis and Charles were all fathers and this to Jane (8)
12. 'Is such a good-humoured, pleasant, excellent man, that he thoroughly deserves a good wife, and you would not have had Miss Taylor live with us for ever, and ____ all my odd humours, when she might have a house of her own?' (4)
13. 'Do not give way to useless _____' added he 'though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain. It is not quite a week since they left Brighton. In a few days more, we may gain some news of them, and till we know that they are not married, and have no design of marrying, do not let us give the matter over as lost ' Which P&P uncle and father said this? (5)
14. 'That I should ever have meant more you will allow to be impossible, when you understand that my affections have been long engaged elsewhere,and it will not be many weeks, I believe, before this engagement is fulfilled.Which Austen father said this? (4) (4)
17. Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters were met at the door of the house by Sir John, who welcomed them to Barton Park with unaffected sincerity; and as he attended them to the drawing room repeated to the young ladies the concern which the same subject had drawn from him the day before, at being unable to get any smart young men to meet them. (12)
20. 'Vanity of person and of situation. He had been remarkably handsome in his youth, and at fifty-four was still a very fine man. . . . He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy (12)
23. 'Time goes, you say? Ah no! ____, Time stays, we go' Henry Austin Dobson (4)
24. 'His title had given him a disgust to his business and to his residence in a small market town; and quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, ... where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world' Who is this father? (5)
25. ' A man of great worth and respectability. I have always heard him spoken of as such, and your brother I know esteems him highly. He is undoubtedly a sensible man, and in his manners perfectly the gentleman.' Who is colonel? (4)
28. 'Upon my word ' 'I believe you are right, my love; it will be better that there should by no annuity in the case; whatever I may give them occasionally will be of far greater assistance than a yearly allowance, because they would only enlarge their style of living if they felt sure of a larger income, and would not be sixpence the richer for it at the end of the year. It will certainly be much the best way. A present of fifty pounds, now and then, will prevent their ever being distressed for money, and will, I think, be amply discharging my promise to my father.' Who is this benefactor? (8)
29. 'I believe it is very true, my dear, _____,' he replied with a sigh. 'I am afraid I am sometimes very fanciful and troublesome.' Which Austen father said this? (6)
30. But I could no more write a romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had ________ the first chapter. No, I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way; and though I may never succeed again in that, I am convinced that I should totally fail in any other. 1 April 1816 (8)
31. . ?Consult your own understanding, your own sense of the probable, your own observation of what is passing around you. Does our education prepare us for such atrocities? Do our laws connive at them? Could they be perpetrated without being known, in a country like this, where social and literary intercourse is on such a footing, where every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of voluntary spies, and where roads and newspapers lay everything open? Dearest Miss Morland, what ideas have you been admitting?? (6)


1. 1.' I don't know how you can say it without tears' Harris ____ Wither and Jane's reply 'I don't cry at anything that pays me money' What was this coversation regarding? 2. A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. (8)
2. 1. In the Dutch and Flemish etymology the name Noor is a form of Eleonore and hence has the same etymology as Eleanor which goes back to Eleanor of Aquitan and stems from the Occitan. Noor is currently a popular name for baby girls in the Flemish part of Belgium. 2was a notable English civil engineering contractor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also served as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Paddington North from 1887 to 1906, was the first Mayor of Paddington in 1900, and became an enthusiastic collector of British art.. (8)
3. While common for Anglican clergymen, such activity still suggests the rather insecure family status of George Austen, just on the ____ of the gentry. It contributed to his daughter?s lifelong concern for money and the nuances of class. (4)
5. 1.A rare presentation copy of Jane Austen's novel sold for 180,000 pounds, setting a new auction record for a printed book by the author what book was this? 2. To feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for 3.'He would read and re-read the novels'--fulminated against such revelation. Cherishing her as 'next to Shakespeare'. (12)
6. As a side ____, Elizabeth and Edward's first child, Fanny Austen, became a dear friend of her Aunt Jane's, who considered her 'almost another sister'. Excerpt fromOnline magazine: Regency Fashion Women's Fashion Muffs and Tippets (4)
7. a legendary king of the fairies in medieval and Renaissance literature. He is best known as a character in William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream (6)
8. When Sir Frederick dies with the understanding that Charles would provide for his wife and daughter as he had stipulated, the embittered Charles reneges on his verbal promises. Who's husband and father of Frederica is this? (6)
11. 1. I, John Shepherd, might conceal any family-matters that I chose, for nobodywould think it worth their while to observe me; but Sir Walter Elliot has eyes upon him which it may be very difficult to ____ 2.Elizabeth herself goes on a tour with the Gardiners through scenic Derbyshire. The Gardiners want to visit Darcy's estate of Pemberley, and when they learn that he is absent, Elizabeth agrees. They are shown over the house, and the house-keeper gives them a glowing report of its master's character and conduct. The Gardiners are surprised, but Elizabeth has more reason than ever to regret her prejudice against the man 3.'___ half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other' (12)
15. Jane Austen Beecher Stowe de Rouse Was good beyond all earthly need; But, on the other hand, her spouse Was very, very bad indeed He smoked _____s, called churches slow,And raced -- but this she did not know. Excerpt of The Mare's Nest by Rudyard Kipling (5)
16. Her father... had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind, had very early in their marriage put an end to all real affection for her. Respect, esteem and confidence had vanished for ever; and all his views of domestic happiness were overthrown ... To his wife he was very little otherwise indebted, than as her ignorance and _____ had contributed to his amusement.Which Austen father is this? Clue - 'I never said any thing so irrational. Don't palm all your abuses of languages upon me.' (5)
18. 'Most commonly accepted theory: late 19th century macaronic blend of simon (??dollar??), from simon (??sixpence coin??) (17th-century British slang), and Napoleon (??French gold coin worth 20 francs, bearing the image of Napoleon (8)
19. 1.It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as The King's College 2. Short form for Edward (8)
21. In his youth, Brandon had fallen in love with his father's ward, but was prevented by his family from marrying her because his father was determined to marry her to his older brother. He was sent into the military abroad to be away from her, and while gone, the girl suffered numerous misfortunes partly as a consequence of her unhappy marriage, finally dying penniless and disgraced, and with a natural (i.e., illegitimate) daughter, who becomes the ____ __ the Colonel. (6)
22. Is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father?s house. There she is chagrined by the crude and reckless husband-hunting of two of her twenty-something sisters. (6)
26. 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book V: Thou art welcome iwys, for thou sekyst aftir sorow! (4)
27. Against, hostile to (4)