This Saturday, October 30, has been declared to be “Speak Like Jane Austen Day.” How can such a thing be accomplished? I fear that I shall fall short if I even attempt it. But one must do what one can so that one might be a part of a larger community. But I have no wish to engage in this venture alone, and as such, I encourage all of my readers to walk with me on this journey into the world of Jane Austen. And what shall I wear on this most special of days? I think my indigo frock made of the finest muslin will serve quite well. But there is a chill in the air, and so when I go into town to collect the post, I shall wear my periwinkle pelisse with matching bonnet and, of course, my pattens to preserve my shoes. Have I thought of everything? No, I have forgotten my parasol and my reticule where I keep my handkerchief and coins . I think I am now prepared to celebrate “Speak Like Jane Austen Day?” Shall we go?
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