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— Spring, by Sir John Lavery

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Versailles by Irene Suchocki


THE JANE AUSTEN CHALLENGE | Favorite Austen man? [1/3]

"… but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien; and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year. The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend."






and here we have a capitalist 

Did you just.

let us all take a moment to appreciate that all of human history and human language and the universe itself aligned to make this joke possible

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Bartolomeo Guidobono (Il Prete di Savona), The Vision of Saint Teresa, late 17th century


Cesky Krumlov | Czech Republic (by Matt Carman)


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A Mexican baroque painting of St Francis de Sales and St Philip Neri kneeling before an image of Mary. Both saints are known for their great Marian devotion.

"If Clennam had not decided against falling in love with Pet; if he had had the weakness to do it; if he had, little by little, persuaded himself to set all the earnestness of his nature, all the might of his hope, and all the wealth of his matured character, on that cast; if he had done this and found that all was lost; he would have been that night, unutterably miserable. As it was—
As it was, the rain fell heavily, drearily."

Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens (via all-the-dickens)

"It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you."

Frederic Chopin  (via soft-world)


Details | Sense and Sensibility


Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

"Though she be but little, she is fierce."

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