Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Bloganuary 2023: Day 21: Who is your favorite author and why?


“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility The origins of the Comedy of Manners writing genre into which Austen’s works fall (in my opinion) date to the … Continue reading

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What I’m Singing: Non Lo Diro Col Labbro


This is an excerpt from the 1996 film version of Jane Austen’s Emma, with Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) duetting charmingly with Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). The song is an English version of a Handel aria, Non Lo Diro Col Labbro. The English song wasn’t created, however, until 100 years after Jane Austen wrote Emma. Ah, well, poetic licence … Continue reading

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