Quotations Used in My Novelette Cousin Anne
In this blog I list the quotations used in my novelette Cousin Anne. I posted them here instead of adding them to the back matter as I usually do. Choosing this route avoided any worries about altering the book cover’s dimensions by adding extra pages to the text. All appears to be well, for the newly uploaded version is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.
Also, this is the first time I’ve used the word “novelette.” The word means “a short novel, usually light and often sentimental in tone” and came into common use in 1805-1815. Its definition describes Cousin Anne very well. Perfect!
Chapter 1—“Nature has no need”: Aristotle’s Compleat Master Piece (London, 1763), p. 10 (PDF p. 13).
Chapter 2—[Lady Catherine was] “a tall, large woman with strongly marked features …”: Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: Penguin Books, 1813/1996, p. 159 (Chapter 29).
Chapter 3—“It is virtue and goodness only, that make the true beauty”: Richardson, Samuel. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. London: Penguin Books, 1740/1985, p. 52 (Letter VIII).
Chapter 3—“vile, horse-lipped Mrs. Jewkes”: Ibid., adapted from p. 175 (also see footnote # 129).
Chapter 4—“he had all the best part of beauty”: Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: Penguin Books, 1813/1996, p. 71 (Chapter 15).
Chapter 6—“Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable”: Seneca Quotes. Available at Essential Life Skills.
Chapter 6—“Honor thy father and thy mother” and “Thou shall not covet”: Anon. The King James Version of the Holy Bible [PDF version]: Exodus 20:12 and 20:17. Available at DaVince.
Chapter 8—“For Fate has wove the thread of life with pain”: Homer. The Odyssey. Translated by Alexander Pope. Available at Project Gutenberg (book VII, line 263) or p. 213 in EPUB ed., lines 18-19 in stanza beginning: “Princes and peers, attend …”) Retrieved August 14, 2015.
Chapter 14—“The pocket-guide speaks true”: Adapted from The Picture of London, for 1803 (London, 1802), p. 42 (PDF p. 63).
Chapter 19—“the better part of valor is discretion”: Shakespeare, William. Henry IV, Part I. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
Chapter 19—“Innocence is no protection:” Bohn, Henry G. A Handbook of Proverbs. London: H. G. Bohn, 1855, p. 425 (PDF p. 452).
Chapter 19—“It is a blind goose that knows not a fox from a fern bush”: Ibid., p. 426 (PDF p. 453).
Chapter 20—“her nose and mouth and forehead”: Adapted from Samuel Richardson’s novel Sir Charles Grandison, Letter II. Mr. Greville to Lady Frampton, Kindle location 182.
Chapter 20—“and easy, unaffected manners”: Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: Penguin Books, 1813/1996, p. 12 (Chapter 3).
Chapter 21—“Such is the condition of life”: From the Rambler, No. 196. In: Bate, W. J. (ed.) Samuel Johnson: Selected Essays from the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968, p. 225.
Chapter 25—“keep his breath to cool his porridge”: Austen, Jane. Adapted from Pride and Prejudice. London: Penguin Books, 1813/1996, p. 25 (Chapter 6).
Chapter 25—“when a man is tired of London”: Johnson, Samuel. Also found in Boswell’s Life of Johnson at Project Gutenberg (p. 517).
Chapter 28—“a good beginning makes a good ending”: Bohn, Henry G. A Handbook of Proverbs. London: H. G. Bohn, 1855, p. 70 (PDF p. 97).