Here are a few new things appearing at The Traveling Cabinet shop this week.
I was missing Jane so on the surprisingly short 18 hour drive to and from Minnesota this Thanksgiving (psst, that's 18 hours one way), I turned on the 'ole iPod and heard me some Austen. Though she wouldn't approve of my grammar, I certainly approve of few of her own sayings:
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.