Goin’ to the chapel and we’re go-nna get ma-r-r-ied …

Design-Apparel-Costume-French-Theater-maleSMCelebrate with us her at Jane Started It! the 230th wedding anniversary of Sir Walter Elliot of Somerset and Elizabeth Stevenson of South Park in Gloucester!

Without this dubious marriage of beauty and brains, the world would not have been given, what in my opinion, is Jane Austen’s finest novel, Persuasion. (All you P&P fans can argue with me later.)

No Elizabeth, “Icy” Elliot. No Mary, “Pass-me-a-hanky,” Musgrove, and no Second Chances Annie, who but for the grace of God escapes spinsterhood by the skin of her teeth.

The image to the left is Sir Walter on his wedding day. What a great excuse for new clothes, a party, and maybe a trip to the shore. Can you imagine the honeymoon? No, I WON’T either.

Later, when you relax at the end of busy summer day, remember to thank Jane for her great characters, and the fact that she uses enough dates in her work that give me something to blog about.

Have a happy!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Goin’ to the chapel and we’re go-nna get ma-r-r-ied …

  1. Laura Hile

    WHERE did you find this wonderful picture?

    Sir Walter would perhaps sing a little song to promote himself. Do you remember She from the movie Notting Hill? He would, of course, adjust it to fit the occasion…

    Me
    may be the face you can’t forget
    a trace of pleasure you regret…

    Me, me. me

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    1. Susan Kaye Post author

      PERFECT!!! He’d likely pay a couple of fiddle players to follow him around so he could break into song spontaneously. Regency performance art at it’s very best.

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