Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sarah's Blogging at Romancing the Blog

Sarah's a columnist at Romancing the Blog and her first blog post there, on 'Why I Learned to Love Literary Criticism', is now up.

The title reminded me of a passage from Austen's Northanger Abbey in which the heroine, Catherine, declares to Henry, the hero, that:
"[...] I have just learnt to love a hyacinth.”

“And how might you learn? By accident or argument?”

“Your sister taught me [...]”

“But now you love a hyacinth. So much the better. You have gained a new source of enjoyment, and it is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible. [...] I am pleased that you have learnt to love a hyacinth. The mere habit of learning to love is the thing"

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