i’m finally getting excited about the possibility of grad school by reading about combination MLIS/MA programs (thanks to this article on the toast for inspiring this search)
but every time i google Master of Library Science the first things that come up are articles like “a bad investment” and “no. 1 worst degree for jobs”
Joey Lucas: If you polled 100 Donnas and asked them if they think we should go out, you’d get a high positive response. But, the poll wouldn’t tell you it’s because she likes you, and she knows it’s beginning to show. She needs to cover herself with misdirection.
HBO’s “Leftovers” Title Sequence by Jon Foster, digital artist from Providence, USA.
I explained some of Jane Austen’s plots badly on twitter.
Re-Imagine An Album Cover (source)
my aesthetic is feminist modernized high school shakespearean adaptations written by women
No… not in front of grandma..
Today in Literature presents Jane Austen - Austen, Emma, and the Prince, and other stories about the great books, writers, characters, and events in literary history.March 29, 1815On this day in 1815, Jane Austen completed Emma, her fourth novel in five years, and the last to appear in her lifetime. ThoughPride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park had been popular, anonymously-written novels by provincial women on domestic themes were risky business for publishers, and Austen was offered such poor terms for Emma that she decided to publish it at her own expense. That it appeared with a dedication to the Prince Regent, a person whose debauched lifestyle Austen had condemned, and a type she would normally satirize, is a story that might itself have stepped from one of her books.
His Royal Highness admired Austen’s novels, and “had a set in each of his residences”; having learned that the author was in London to attend her ill brother, the Prince instructed his Mr. Clarke — former clergyman, now the Prince’s official librarian — to “speedily wait on her.” Austen accepted a personal tour of Carlton House palace, during which Mr. Clarke let it be known “that if Miss Austen had any other novel forthcoming, she was quite at liberty to dedicate it to the Prince.” As a sampler, and as evidence of his own talents, Mr. Clarke exhibited the three-page dedication he had written to HRH for his book, The Progress of Maritime Discovery.
Although bent on declining the dedication offer, Austen received arguments from her brother and sister to the contrary, and to the effect that being “at liberty” to dedicate to the Prince was tantamount to being commanded to do so. Austen immediately wrote to Mr. Clarke on the question, asking “whether it is incumbent on me to shew my sense of the Honour, by inscribing the Work now in the Press, to H. R. H.” Mr. Clarke replied that Austen should not feel bound to dedicate to the Prince, but that “if you wish to do the Regent that honour either now or at any future period I am happy to send you that permission.” Feeling the matter resolved, Mr. Clarke’s letter then continued writer-to-writer, if not man-to-woman: might not Miss Austen feature in one of her future novels “the Habits of Life and Character and enthusiasm of a Clergyman,” one who liked to “pass his time between the metropolis & the Country,” one “Fond of, & entirely engaged in Literature,” one “affectionate tho’ shy” and “no man’s Enemy but his own”?
For marketing reasons, Austen decided to dedicate to the Prince, though her publisher had to expand her one sentence version to a polite page. On the question of the clergyman-librarian-hero, Austen wrote to Mr. Clarke that she felt incompetent to do justice to such a type — though “the comic part of the character I might be equal to.” Undiscouraged, and recently promoted to additional new duties as chaplain and private English secretary to Prince Leopold, Mr. Clarke wrote back suggesting that “an historical romance illustrative of the august House of Cobourg would just now be very interesting,” and that such a book might very well be dedicated to Prince Leopold. In her reply, Austen informed Mr. Clarke that such a book would be as beyond her as the one on an affectionate-shy clergyman-librarian:
I love this site! I check this every day at work for a new literary curiosity every time. I’ve been stalking a lot of literary sites of late, and I’m not going to stop any time soon!
frustrated b/c i’ve been living with this family for a week now and i still haven’t really settled in. and a week is about how long it should take, i think? idk. they’re all perfectly nice and i do like them. but i just can’t get comfortable here. the language thing. i don’t ever feel like contributing to discussions. i miss mari’s house, actually.
i think i’m just homesick today. it’s been kind of a tough week at school and i haven’t seen any of my friends in a few days. i don’t know what to do with my afternoons here. so much down time.
just after i decide to totally write off all engineering students as assholes, i meet my host brother, who is an engineering student but also an intelligent, creative, funny, considerate, cute, wealthy, musical, fun-loving guy
just goes to show ya
Many Ladies wear it this way
Sooo like a true history peep, I take notes on random bits of historical history. This week, carriages! :D (forgive me if I made a mistake!)
CALASH (also name for folding top on BAROUCHE, CHAISE and VICTORIA)
CHAISE (CHAY, SHAY)
CURRICLE (TYPE OF CHAISE)
No roof for driver = COUPE DE-VILLE
Coupé de-ville with folding top = LANDAU
Coupé de-ville with folding top over passenger =LANDAULET
HANSOM (BASED ON CABRIOLET, A TYPE OF “FLY”)
- "Fly" = A cab (short for cabriolet) for hire, hansom replaced hackney
- A hackney of a more expensive or high class was called a REMISE
VICTORIA (PHAETON BUT CLASSIER)