Emma and Henry

From Chapter 12 of Persuasion: “Without emulating the feelings of an Emma towards her Henry, she [Anne] would have attended on Louisa with a zeal above the common claims of regard, for his sake; and she hoped he would not long … Continue reading

N takes M

In the passage from Emma in which Emma Woodhouse promises to call Mr. Knightley by his first name “in the building in which N. takes M.” for her wedded husband “for better, for worse”, Jane Austen is directly quoting from the “Form of … Continue reading