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Anglo-Saxon Literature – Part II: Charms and Riddles

The transition from pagan thoughts to the dogma of Christianity was slow to go. Appeasing the populace to look upon a Christian society with acceptance was a difficult task. Charms reflect pagan superstition and folklore. Even so, it was not … Continue reading

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“Mansfield Park” 1983

In 1983, ITV for BBC television produced the Ken Taylor screenplay of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Shown in six episodes, the production was director David Giles second Austen film. He directed the 1971 version of Sense and Sensibility. The series … Continue reading

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Do You Know These Words and Phrases?

I have some words/phrases that are familiar and others perhaps not so. Enjoy the origins of these choice tidbits.  Butterfingers: (Phrases.org) A name playfully applied to someone who fails to catch a ball or lets something slip from their fingers. Several authorities Charles Dickens invented … Continue reading

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Winners of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception”

Congratulations to the following, who each won an eBook copy of my very first Austen Variation.  Chiara Lanzi Anji Suzan  beth  will receive a copy of Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary. Ladies, please contact me at jeffersregina@gmail.com … Continue reading

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Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Austen’s Works

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letter “R”

Regency Era Lexicon – “R” Is Next on Our List R. A. – member of the Royal Academy, which was founded by George III Radcliffe, Ann – was an English author, and a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style … Continue reading

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Calomel: A Poison Once the Standard for Medical Treatment

Many of you who follow this blog are parents and grandparents. Are we not glad that this medicine is no longer a part of our children’s teething issues? Read on… From Evidence Based Science we learn that Calomel was once considered standard medicine. It … Continue reading

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