Sunday, May 31, 2009

Driving Advice, Austen Style

Setting: Anne is riding in a carriage with an Admiral and his wife. 

"'My dear Admiral, that post! we shall certainly take that post."

"But by coolly giving the reins a better direction herself they happily passed the danger; and by once afterwards judiciously putting out her hand they neither fell into a rut, nor ran foul of a dung-cart; and Anne, with some amusement at their style of driving, which she imagined no bad representation of the general guidance of their affairs, found herself safely deposited by them at the Cottage." (From Persuasion). 

This scene reminds me of driving with Mom and Pop :-)

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