Category Archives: Youth

The idle rich

". . . there was no necessity for my having any profession at all . . ." Edward Ferrars Sense and Sensibility, v. 1, ch. 19

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Advantageous idleness

” . . . as I might be as dashing and expensive without a red coat on my back as with one, idleness was pronounced on the whole to be most advantageous and honourable . . . ” Sense and … Continue reading

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Properly idle

” . . . a young man of eighteen is not in general so earnestly bent on being busy as to resist the solicitations of his friends to do nothing.” Sense and Sensibility, volume 1, chapter 19 Spoken by Edward … Continue reading

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Ideas in common (or lack thereof)

“Only one comes back with me tomorrow, probably Miss Eliza, & I rather dread it.  We shall not have two Ideas in common.  She is young, pretty, chattering & thinking chiefly (I presume) of Dress, Company, & Admiration.” Of a … Continue reading

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