The Love Of A Hyacinth May Be Rather Domestic.

By Alison December 3, 2006 1 Comment 1 Min Read


What beautiful hyacinths! I have just learnt to love a hyacinth. Mrs
Allen used to take pains, year after year, to make me like them; but I
never could, till I saw them the other day in Milsom Street;"

"But now you love a hyacinth. So much the better…And though
the love of a hyacinth may be rather domestic, who can tell, the
sentiment once raised, but you may in time come to love a rose?… The
mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of
disposition in a young lady is a great blessing.

Northanger Abbey.

Oh Darling’s, I know I’ve had you harassed with one delicious website after another this week, but I really must insist you visit the Jane Austen Online Magazine and devour scrumptious little articles like How To Force A Hyacinth Bulb, How To Cut A Silhouette, and Her Complexion Has No Brilliancy

Those Regency Ladies, you see, were girls after our own heart.

1 Comment

  1. Karla says:

    I just adore Jane Austen. Thanks for sharing this site! I love it!

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