A Homebody Gentleman’s Menu (inspired by Emma)

Woodhouse Weekly Menu Sunday Roasted lamb, root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnip, mushroom), freshly baked bread, apple tart, wine Monday Egg atop a bed of roast root vegetables (left-over from Sunday roast), left over bread, custard, wine Tuesday North Wiltshire, Stilton cheese, boiled potatoes, boiled eggs, wine Wednesday Fish soup, freshly baked bread, boiled oats and… Continue reading A Homebody Gentleman’s Menu (inspired by Emma)


A Deserving Mother

“My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day, “have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?” Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. “But it is,” returned she; “for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it.” Mr. Bennet made no answer. “Do you not… Continue reading A Deserving Mother

People, Places, and Social Things

Mansfield Park is ripe with instances in which place names and physical locations are referenced and hold significant weight. One instance near the beginning places the two young Miss Bertrams in front of their aunt, Mrs. Norris, claiming, “She [Fanny] thinks nothing but the Isle of Wight, and she calls it the Island, as if… Continue reading People, Places, and Social Things