Monday, 26 April 2010

Jane Austen Quote of the Week - Week 105 By Linda

In Chapter 7 of Emma we find another tidbit of advice about marriage where Emma and Harriet are discussing the merits of Mr. Martin:

"Thank you, thank you, my own sweet little friend. We will not be parted. A woman may not marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter."

You may wish to look back at this previous quote to get the full picture: Quote of the week 97

In other words, there are several, meaning many, things to look into if you want a successful marriage. Sigh, wish I had known that!

Linda the Librarian

1 comment:

jakeline said...

Oh, isn't that the truth! :)

Maria from Sweden