03 May 2009

And Remember

"And remember I am to have a new carriage hung as high as the Duttons', and blue spotted with silver;and I shall expect a new saddle horse, a suit of fine lace, and an infinite number of the most valuable jewels. Diamonds such as never were seen! and pearls, rubies, emeralds and beads out of number. You must set up your phaeton which must be cream coloured with a wreath of silver flowers round it, you must buy four of the finest bays in the kingdom and you must drive me in it every day. This is not all; You must entirely new furnish your house after my taste, you must hire two more footmen to attend me, two women to wait on me, must always let me do just as I please and make a very good husband."
- Jane Austen, The Three Sisters

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