Thursday, August 4, 2011

Anne Elliot's Birthday Party by Old-Fashioned Charm!

From the beginning of Persuasion:
"Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs changed naturally into pity and contempt as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century; and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed. This was the page at which the favourite volume always opened:


'Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson, Esq. of South Park, in the county of Gloucester, by which lady (who died 1800) he has issue Elizabeth, born June 1, 1785; Anne, born August 9, 1787; a still-born son, November 5, 1789; Mary, born November 20, 1791.'"

Old-Fashioned Charm

If you're a fan of Jane Austen and Persuasion, Miss Laurie from Old-Fashioned Charm is holding a blog party for Miss Anne Elliot from Persuasion! Throughout the day, Miss Laurie will have special posts including posts about Regency dance and music, a quiz (fun!), and more! There will also be fun polls to answer and a giveaway! Go check it out!

God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. Thanks for the shout out Miss Elizabeth! It was kind of a last minute decision but when it comes to Anne and Persuasion it's so easy to plan a party! Thanks for putting up the button!

    ~Miss Laurie :)

  2. Oh-this sounds wonderful! I LOVE Anne Elliot and that passage has always been a favorite!

    I also wanted to say I am excited about the blog party. For the party can we post on anything Jane Austen? I am planning on answering the questions, but can I post on other Jane Austen topics? Can I dress up?


  3. OldFashionedGirl,
    Anne Elliot's Party is a separate event at Old-Fashioned Charm from Jane Austen Week. If you would like to post on Jane Austen, you can. And sure, you may dress up! :-)

  4. Thanks! I'll enjoy both events! Blessings!


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