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Date: 05 Dec 2010 Title: Christmas and Jane Austen quotes and letters

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5. I still venture to retain the narrow silver round it, put twice round without any bow, and instead of the _____ military feather shall put in the coquelicot one as being smarter, and besides coquelicot is to be all the fashion this winter (5)
6. 'A family of eight children will always be called a fine family, where there are head and arms and legs _____ for the number' (6)
7. 'If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them _____.' Northanger Abbey (6)
9. 'But I will not be much longer libelled by the possession of my coarse spot; I shall turn it into a petticoat very soon. I wish you a merry _________ , but no compliments of the season' (9)
11. I find great comfort in my stuff ____, but I hope you do not wear yours too often. I have made myself two or three caps to wear of evenings since I came home, and they save me a world of torment as to hair-dressing, which at present gives me no trouble beyond washing and brushing, for my long hair is always plaited up out of sight, and my short hair curls well enough to want no papering (4)
12. _____ the lab'rer in his Sunday clothes!In light-drab coat, smart waistcoat, well-darn'd hose, And hat upon his head, to church he goes;As oft, with conscious pride, he downward throws A glance upon the ample cabbage rose That, stuck in button-hole, regales his nose, He envies not the gayest London beaux.In church he takes his seat among the rows,Likes best the prayers whose meaning least he knows,Pays to the place the reverence he owes,Lists to the sermon in a softening doze,And rouses joyous at the welcome close. (5)
14. The ____ came to nothing yesterday, so I did go to Deane, and returned home at nine o'clock at night in the little carriage, and without being very cold (4)
15. Now many of Jane's brothers were sailors? (3)
16. 'I have now attained the true ___ of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth' (3)
17. 'Hope is desponding, chill, severe to ____!--Bless thou, this little portion of an hour, Let me behold her as she used to be' excerpt To the Memory of Mrs. Lefroy (4)
19. I cannot _____ any more now, but I have written enough to make you very happy, and therefore may safely conclude. (5)
21. On January of 1814 and finished her novel a little over a year later, in March of 1815. At the time of completion, Austen was thirty-nine years old. Which book was this? (4)
23. In what month is Jane Austen's birthday in 1775 (9)
26. 'I have determined to trim my lilac sarsenet with black satin _____ just as my China crape is, 6d. width at the bottom, 3d. or 4d., at top. _____ trimmings are all the fashion at Bath, and I dare say the fashions of the two places are alike enough in that point to content me. With this addition it will be a very useful gown, happy to go anywhere' (6)
27. 'I make no apology for my silence, because I know how little people think of letters in such a place as Bath. You must be a great deal too happy to care for Uppercross, which, as you well know, affords little to write about. We have had a very dull Christmas; Mr and Mrs Musgrove have not had one dinner party all the holidays' This letter is from Mary Musgrove to who? (6)
28. 'Your plants were taken in one very cold, blus-tering day, and placed in the dining-room, and there was a frost the very same night. If we have warm weather again they are to be put out of doors ; if not, my mother will have them conveyed to _____ winter quarters. I gather some currants every now and then, when I want either fruit or employment' except from letters 1808 (5)


1. 'I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too ____ ___ . I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.' (7)
2. 'I _____ every common-place phrase by which wit is intended' Sense and Sensibility (5)
3. 'We did not take our walk on Friday, it was too dirty, nor have we yet done it; we may perhaps do something like it to-day, as after seeing Frank _____ , which he hopes to do in the meadows by the beech, we are to treat ourselves with a passage over the ferry. It is one of the pleasantest frosts I ever knew, so very quiet. I hope it will last some time longer for Frank's sake, who is quite anxious to get some skating; he tried yesterday, but it would not do' (5)
4. 'Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing ____ _ __ not like.' (7)
8. 'With all the eagerness which such a transition gives, Emma resolved to be out of doors __ ____ __ ______ . Never had the exquisite sight, smell, sensation of nature, tranquil, warm, and brilliant after a storm, been more attractive to her' (4)
9. 'I have had to ______ against the unkindness of his sister, and the insolence of his mother; and have suffered the punishment of an attachment, without enjoying its advantages.' (7)
10. Jane Austen novels features 5 sets of these main character siblings what are they? (7)
12. 'It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand ___ little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire' (3)
13. a variant of ae (3)
18. 'The next thing wanted was to get the picture framed; and here were a few difficulties. It must be done directly; it must be done in London; the order must go through the hands of some intelligent person whose taste could be depended on; and Isabella, the usual doer of all commissions, must not be applied to, because it was December, and Mr. Woodhouse could not bear the idea of her stirring out of her house in the fogs of December' Who was in this portrait? (7)
20. The German equivalent of Emma; borrowed into English in the nineteenth century (4)
22. 'Indeed, Mama, you are mistaken,' said Elizabeth, blushing for her mother. 'You quite _____ Mr. Darcy. He only meant that there were not such a variety of people to be met with in the country as in town, which you must acknowledge to be true.' Pride and Prejudice (7)
24. One of the principal divisions of a long poem (5)
25. 'I begin already to weigh my words & sentences more than I did, & am looking about for a sentiment, an illustration, or a metaphor in _____ corner of the room. Could my Ideas flow as fast as the rain in the Storecloset it would be charming' (5)