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Date: 13 Sep 2010 Title: Tale of Three Mary's and Jane Austen

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1. 'She had not been many hours at home, before she found that the Brighton scheme, of which Lydia had given them a hint at the ____, was under frequent discussion between ___ parents' What scheme is this of Lydia that Mary disapproves of? (6)
4. 'Thank you; but there is no escaping these little vexations, Mary, live where we may; and when you are settled in town and I come to see you, I dare say I shall find you with yours, in spite of the nurseryman and the poulterer, perhaps on their very account. Their remoteness and unpunctuality, or their exorbitant charges and frauds, will be drawing forth bitter lamentations.' Of the three Mary's in Austen books who is this one? (5)
8. '_____,' observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, ' is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary' Which Mary said this? (5)
9. 'Having just finished the first volume of les Veillees du _______ , I think it a good opportunity of beginning a letter to you while my mind is stored with Ideas worth transmitting.' (7)
10. Jemima Rooper who played Amanda Price in Lost in Austen also played in this James Elroy Flecker book adapted to film (7)
11. 'One of the best players we have, by the by; and we had a little touch together, though I was almost afraid of him at first: the _____ were five to four against me; and, if I had not made one of the cleanest strokes that perhaps ever was made in this world -- I took his ball exactly' Taken from which Austen novel inspired by Mary Shelley (4)
12. 'Expect a most agreeable letter, for not being overburdened with subject (having nothing at all to say), there shall be no check to my genius from beginning to ___.' (3)
14. Pairs of mandarin buttons worn as cuff links are called silk knots which were also called this kind of closure in the 17th century (4)
15. 'I must acknowledge myself infinitely obliged to any creature who gives me such an opportunity of seeing you alone: I have been wishing it more than you can have any ____ . Knowing as I do what your feelings as a sister are, I could hardly have borne that any one in the house should share with you in the first knowledge of the news I now bring.He is made. Your brother is a lieutenant. I have the infinite satisfaction of congratulating you on your brother?s promotion. Here are the letters which announce it, this moment come to hand. You will, perhaps, like to see them' To which brother of Mary does this quote belong to? (4)
18. 'He is just what a young man ought to be,' said Jane, 'sensible, good-humored, lively; and I never ___ such happy manners!--so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!' (3)
21. 'She knew that when she played she was giving pleasure only to herself; but his was no new sensation: excepting one short period of her life, she had never, since the age of fourteen, never since the _____ of her dear mother, known the happiness of being listened to, or encouraged by any just appreciation or real taste. In music she had been always used to feel alone in the world' (4)
23. 'Mary had no feelings to make her _______ her sisters in a common way; but she was perfectly unsuspicious of being inflicting any peculiar wound.' (7)
25. 'I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every _______ hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.' (7)
26. Any of several willows having long rodlike twigs used in basketry (5)
27. 'write what you know' is considered Jane's style of writing and this is an example of what? (5)
28. 'This is a most unfortunate affair, and will probably be much talked of. But we must stem the tide of ______ , and pour into the wounded bosoms of each other the balm of sisterly consolation.' (6)


1. 'Had there been a family to provide for, Mrs. Norris might never have saved her money; but having no care of that kind, there was nothing to _____ her frugality, or lessen the comfort of making a yearly addition to an income which they had never lived up to' What is this quote leading up to for Mrs. Norris? (6)
2. 'Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; ______ was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort' Which Mary is this? (7)
3. 'While I can have my mornings to myself,' said she, 'it is enough?I think it is no sacrifice to join occasionally in ________ engagements. Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of those who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody.' (8)
4. 'Her flights are not lofty, she does not ____ on an eagle's wings, but she is pleasing, interesting, equable, yet amusing' - John Marshall; Nov. 26, 1826 (4)
5. 'The power of loving longest remains with women, only we should ______ to the extent of saying with the noblest women' To which sister of Mary does this quote relate to? (5)
6. .I have no scruple of observing to you, how nonsensical some persons are about their place, because, all the world knows how easy and indifferent you are about it; but I wish anybody could give Mary a hint that it would be a great deal better if she were not so very tenacious; especially, if she would not be always putting herself forward to take place of mamma.' Which Musgrove sister said this? (6)
7. To cut; to penetrate (5)
13. A diaspora is the movement or migration of a group of people, such as those sharing a national and or ethnic identity, away from an established or ancestral homeland. To which of the Austen novels would this term meaning be used? (8)
16. is a post-positive adjective that is used to designate a retired professor, bishop, or other professional or as a title (7)
17. 'You will not find anything very agreeable in him, I assure you, ma'am. He is one of the dullest young men that ever lived. He has walked with me, sometimes, from one end of the sands to the other, without saying a word. He is not at all a well-bred young man. I am sure you will not like him.' Which Mary said this? (6)
19. 'I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must _____ on till I am.' (5)
20. 'Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will _____ it entirely away.' Which sister of which Mary does this quote come from? (6)
22. 'Not that I am an advocate for the prevailing fashion of acquiring a perfect knowledge in all the languages arts and sciences; it is throwing time away; to be mistress of French, Italian, German, music, singing, drawing etc., will gain a woman some applause, buy will not add one lover to her list.' Which Lady in Austen's books said this? (5)
24. 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in ____ of a wife.' (4)