To Nurture and Protect

I know this isn’t Mother’s Day, but this painting recently got me thinking. ‘The Lord of the Manor’, by Edmund Blair Leighton, reminds me of the indescribably profound protective love that I instantly felt for each of my children and grandbabies upon their arrival to this earthly sphere. To become a mother completely changed everything…

Us, Man, Wife

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is another quote from that work, and in accompaniment is this ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ painting by Edmund…

Generous, Sunday

“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is…

Love thy Neighbor

“Is not general incivility the very essence of love?” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is another quote from that work, and in accompaniment is this ‘‘My Next-door Neighbor’ painting by Edmund Blair Leighton, a Pre-Raphaelite artist who delved into some feminine romantic Regency themes.

Gossip, Sport

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is another quote from that work, and in accompaniment is this ‘Gossip’ painting by Edmund Blair Leighton, a Pre-Raphaelite artist who delved into…

Courage in Courtship

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is another quote from that work, and in accompaniment is the painting ‘Courtship’ by…

Crossed, Off

“Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and gives her a sort of distinction among her companions.” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is another quote from that work, and in accompaniment…

Matrimony in a Moment

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here is another quote from that work, and in accompaniment is ‘Signing the Register’ painting by Edmund Blair Leighton, a Pre-Raphaelite artist.

A Truth, A Request

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” In keeping with the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, I thought I might post the occasional favorite quote from that work over at least the next month or so,…