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


From The Jane Austen Information Page Entail and Inheritance “Her husband, however, would not agree with her here; for… his cousin Charles Hayter was an eldest son, and he saw things as an eldest son himself.” — Persuasion, Chapter 9 “Sir … Continue reading

Ha Ha

Ha-ha is mentioned in chapters 9 and 10 of Mansfield Park. It is a ditch, or, rather, a sunken fence by which means the formal garden of a (usually) grand house is separated invisibly from the park where livestock (cattle, … Continue reading