Sunday, 31 January 2010

Jane Austen Quote of the Week - Week 93

I opened up randomly at Jane Austen's Letter (1997, Deidre le Faye) and found a very interesting letter, at least for myself. A very simple one here (p 142); Jane was in Castle Square, and the letter was for Cassandra.

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 October 1808
Everybody who comes to Southampton finds it either their duty or pleasure to call upon us; Yesterday we were visited by the eldest Miss Cotterel, just arrived from Waltham.

Lessons for myself this week: If you're calling or visiting someone, make sure it's for pleasure (friendship) than mere duty... It feels much better.

Now I have to go off. A friend is visiting out of pleasure/friendship, and she might need some lunch ^_^

Pic: Anne Hathaway as darling Jane Austen, Becoming Jane 2007 (was it 3 years ago already...)


Linda Fern said...

Totally agree, Icha. Duty has its place, but pleasure is best.

Yrs aff'ly,
Linda the Librarian

Emma Hox said...

I can hardly believe three years has passed since the movie can out. It seems like yesterday.

You and Jane are both correct, a visit from pleasure is much better than a visit out of obligation and duty.