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October 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm (entertainment) (, , , , , , , , , )

Jane Austen’s World — has this informative post on SHOES. Vic always comes up with such clever, in-depth posts! (I don’t know where she finds the time, or the energy…)

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Had the “howl” of my morning with the following “bumper sticker” attributed to Lady Dalrymple

I can only please one person per day.
Today is not your day.
Tomorrow is not looking good either.

I know where I’d like to hang THAT one!

Look up others for Persuasion at; and under find those for Pride and Prejudice. My favorite there, Mr Darcy‘s withering “Talk only if you can improve the silence” (there are a few “live” people that could fit…) and Colonel Fitzwilliam‘s “If you’re rich, I’m single”.

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Investigating the AustenAuthors site, I find that Jane Odiwe has a new book coming out in February 2011: Mr. Darcy’s Secret! Congratulations, Jane! And she also anticipates the publication, by Random House, of a short story inspired by Persuasion. You can find my review of Jane’s wonderful Lydia Bennet’s Story at JASNA. Jane’s own website is found here. Got to love her GREAT “wallpaper”, and it’s a fun site to peruse!

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Looking for more Culme Seymour items and tidbits (thanks to Jacky!), I fell into this wonderful site: British Pathé, you remember the old newsreels! This one is the wedding of Elizabeth Culme Seymour to Cdr Saunders, 11 March 1933, at the Culme Seymour estate Rockingham. Elizabeth was the grand-daughter of Sir John Hobert Culme Seymour’s eldest son:

Sir John Hobert Seymour and Elizabeth Culme –> Sir Michael Culme-Seymour (3rd Bart.) and Mary Watson –> Sir Michael Culme-Seymour (4th Bart.) and Florence Nugent –> Elizabeth Culme-Seymour.

Sir John married the youngest Smith — my Maria — as his second wife.

See the current owners of Rockingham Castle. The Hawker family, into which several generations of Seymours married is well laid out under this link.

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