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Date: 12 Aug 2011 Title: Anne Elliot Anniversary and Austen Quotes

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1. 'I have lost a _______, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself. I loved her only too well -- not better than she deserved, but I am conscious that my affection for her made me sometimes unjust to and negligent of others; and I can acknowledge, more than as a general principle, the justice of the Hand which has struck this blow' (8)
5. It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at _____-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither ill-health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost.' (6)
9. 'Anne went home to think over all that she had heard. In one point, her feelings were ________ by this knowledge of Mr Elliot. There was no longer anything of tenderness due to him. He stood as opposed to Captain Wentworth, in all his own unwelcome obtrusiveness; and the evil of his attentions last night, the irremediable mischief he might have done, was considered with sensations unqualified, unperplexed' (8)
10. 'Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long ... ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not _____' (6)
12. to give homage or worship to someone or something (9)
13. 'I am at a loss to understand why people hold Miss Austen's novels at so high a rate, which seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in their wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world. Never was life so pinched and narrow. ... All that interests in any character is this: has he or she the money to marry with? ... Suicide is more respectable.'Ralph _____ Emerson (5)
14. 'If I may, so long as the woman you love lives, and lives for you, all the privilege I claim for my own sex, and it is not a very enviable one - you need not covet it, is that of loving longest when all ____ is gone' (4)
16. 'When they came to the steps, leading upwards from the beach, a gentleman, at the same moment preparing to come down, politely drew back, and stopped to give them way. They ascended and passed him; and as they passed, Anne's face caught his eye, and he looked at her with a degree of ______ admiration' (7)
19. A dowager is a widow who holds a title or property, or dower, derived from her deceased husband (7)
21. a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps (4)
24. a cultivar of olives grown primarily in the Var region of southern France. It is used primarily for the production of olive oil. The Cayon is highly valued for its role as a pollinator of other olive varieties (5)
25. 'The last hours were certainly very painful,' replied Anne; 'but when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering, which was by no means the case at Lyme. We were only in anxiety and distress during the last two hours, and previously there had been a great deal of enjoyment. So much novelty and beauty! I have travelled so little, that every fresh place would be interesting to me; but there is real beauty at Lyme; and in short, with a faint blush at some recollections, altogether my impressions of the place are very _________' (9)
27. (6)
28. 'I have been rather too much used to the game to be soon ________ by a gentleman's hints. However, when I found how excessively he was regretting that he should miss my father this morning, I gave way immediately, for I would never really omit an opportunity of bring him and Sir Walter together. They appear to so much advantage in company with each other. Each behaving so pleasantly. Mr Elliot looking up with so much respect' (8)
29. 'There is hardly any personal ______ which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to' (6)
30. 1. 'We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings ____ upon us.' 2.serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies (8)


1. On arrival in Bath in January, Anne Elliot wears the woolen ______ spencer, woven from Harris tweed, to convey the impression of a practical, yet elegant winter outfit -The use of traditional fabrics in adaptations Jane Austen Centre Magazine (6)
2. 'The name of Anne ______,' said he, 'has long had an interesting sound to me. Very long has it possessed a charm over my fancy; and, if I dared, I would breathe my wishes that the name might never change' (6)
3. a usually carved or inscribed stone slab or pillar used for commemorative purposes (5)
4. feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly 2. For what do we ____, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? (7)
6. A naval officer who was briefly engaged to Anne some years ago. At the time, he had no fortune and uncertain prospects, but owing to much success in the Napoleonic Wars, his situation has greatly improved. One of two brothers of Sophia Croft (9)
7. 1. Anne wondered whether it ever occurred to him ___ , to question the justness of his own previous opinion as to the universal felicity and advantage of firmness of character; and whether it might not strike him that, like all other qualities of the mind, it should have its proportions and limits. She thought it could scarcely escape him to feel that a persuadable temper might sometimes be as much in favour of happiness as a very resolute character 2. She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew _____: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning' (8)
8. Henry leaves us to-morrow for __________, as he wishes very much to consult his physician there, on whom he has great reliance. He is better than he was when he first came, though still by no means well. According to his present plan, he will not return here till about the 28rd, and bring with him, if he can, leave of absence for three weeks, as he wants very much to have some shooting at Godmersham, whither Edward and Elizabeth are to remove very early in October (8)
11. 'She is pretty, I think; ____ Elliot; very pretty, when one comes to look at her. It is not the fashion to say so, but I confess I admire her more than her sister' (4)
15. Making an organic or organized structure; producing an organism; acting through, or resulting from, organs (9)
17. In 1783, she was _______ briefly by a relative in Oxford, then Southampton (8)
18. 1. Captain Wentworth left his seat, and walked to the fire-place; probably for the sake of walking ____ from it soon afterwards, and taking a station, with less bare-faced design, by Anne 2. a historical German noble title equal in rank to a count or a British earl (8)
20. 'Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which has drawn from every poet, worthy of being ____, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeing.' (4)
21. '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 _______ .' (7)
22. 'If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them _____' Northanger Abbey (6)
23. 'There was one point which Anne, on returning to her family, would have been more thankful to ascertain even than Mr Elliot's being in love with Elizabeth, which was, her father's not being in love with Mrs Clay; and she was very far from easy about it, when she had been at home a few hours. On going down to breakfast the next morning, she found there had just been a_______ pretence on the lady's side of meaning to leave them. She could imagine Mrs Clay to have said, that 'now Miss Anne was come, she could not suppose herself at all wanted' (6)
26. near the beginning of a period of time (5)