cultural influences

Posted on May 2, 2009


An event cannot be erased when it has happened. “With all these circumstances to favour an attachment, and nothing to prevent it, am I wrong, my dearest Jane, in indulging the hope of an event which will secure the happiness of so many? Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man.”

Two more friends will take more time than only one more friend. The strangeness of Mr. Collins’s making two offers of marriage within three days was nothing in comparison of his being now accepted. And God spake unto Jane in the visions of the night, and said, Jane, Jane. And she said, “Here am I”.

Sake is a japanese drink which can make you very drunk. “Don’t keep coughing so, for Heaven’s sake! Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.” And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Though the numbers seemed alright, she knew something was wrong. There was a solidity in his reflections which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example as hers, he might become a very agreeable companion. Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

Complete messages are more satisfying than incomplete messages: “And if you will stay another month complete, it will be in my power to take one of you as far as London, for I am going there early in June, for a week. And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.”

You don’t know when love comes, but you got to be prepared. I am excessively attentive to all those things. And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made.

Low ceilings may cause difficulties for large people. Mr. Wickham’s attention was caught; and after observing Mr. Collins for a few moments, he asked Elizabeth in a low voice, “Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?”

Room available for a bachelor on thirtieth floor of office building. “I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well when she came into the room this morning. Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice.” And the king of Sodom went out to meet her after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.

Influence over people through writing is a fantasy. Her mother would talk of her views in the same intelligible tone. And her brethren said to her, “Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?” And they hated him yet the more for her dreams, and for her words.

© 2009 finnegan flawnt using passages from Jane Austen and the Bible selected by chance operations.