After watching a film version of Mansfield Park, I decided to read the book again.
"A young woman, pretty, lively, with a harp as elegant as herself, and both placed near a window, cut down to the ground, and opening on a little lawn, surrounded by shrubs in the rich foliage of summer, was enough to catch any man's heart. The season, the scene, the air, were all favourable to tenderness and sentiment. ... it was all in harmony; and as every thing will turn to account when love is once set going, even the sandwich tray..."
- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
"I would almost cut off one of my hands if it would enable me to write like Jane Austen with the other."
- Mary Russell Mitford