Thursday, July 9, 2009

So That's Why I Love Jane Austen!

Today I visited the blog of one of my friends from the Sense & Sensibility Forum. Since it was my first time on her blog, I was looking at old posts and found this excellent one, written in June 2008. It put into words what I knew to be true but couldn't put into words myself. So if anyone ever asks me again what's so great about Jane Austen, I'll link them to this post. :-)

http://maidenoftheking.blogspot.com/2008/06/lessons-in-love-from-jane-austen.html




"Love suffereth long, and is kind;
love envieth not;
love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things,
hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Love never faileth."
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. I know it is translated "charity" in the King James, but I like it translated "love" better as "charity" means benevolence to the poor in our modern language. :-P )



P.S. I am IMMENSELY enjoying reading Mansfield Park right now!! So much more interesting than the book Bleak House! :-P

3 comments:

Teddy said...

Oh Melanie, she did write that evry well! I'm reading Northanger Abbey right now and LOVE it!

Alaina said...

I thought you LIKED Bleak House, Melanie! ;)

Melanie said...

Alaina,
Hee hee... I DO love the MOVIE Bleak House, but the book is SOOOO slow and disjointed! The producer/director of the movie Bleak House really sped it up and made it much more interesting. And not so sentimental. :-P