The description of this table and chair immediately bring to mind Austen’s own dealings with the Prince of Wales and her Dedication of Emma. Sycophancy was the word of the day.
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The Regency Era spanned from 1795-1830. It began with King George III being declared unfit to rule because of fits.
She was a plain, motherly kind of woman, who had worked hard in her youth, and now thought herself entitled to the occasional holiday of a tea-visit; and having formerly owed much to Mr Woodhouse’s kindness, felt his particular claim on her to leave her neat parlour, hung round with fancy-work, whenever she could, and [...]
Our affection for the Rev. Mr. Henry Tilney is well-documented, but we must confess to an occasional fling with Mr. Knightley of Donwell Abbey (and have been known to sit adoringly at Captain Wentworth’s knee whilst he tells sea-stories, but that is neither here nor there). Conceive our delight, then, when we were informed that [...]