10 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2019
    1. Kenelworth

      Located about five miles from Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle is another medieval fortress, again visited by the Austen family in 1806; in an August 13, 1806 letter, Austen's mother writes, 'We have seen the remains of Kenilworth, which afforded us much entertainment' (William Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters, 197).

    2. Brighton

      An 1825 map of Brighton.

      Aside from being a popular place for sea-bathing, Brighton was known for its militia camps (L.F. Salzman, ed., "The Borough of Brighton").

    3. Warwick

      Francis Harding, "Warwick Castle," 1764 Warwick Castle, located in Warwickshire, is a notable medieval fortress. Jane Austen and her family visited the castle in August of 1806 (William Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters, 196-197).

    4. admitted a most refreshing view of the high woody hills behind the house

      Elizabeth's view from the saloon as seen in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

    5. essentials

      "Essence (...) or intrinsic nature" (OED).

    6. saloon

      “A room, more or less elegantly furnished, used for the reception of guests; a drawing-room” (OED).

    7. pathetic

      "Arousing sadness, compassion, or sympathy" (OED).

    8. comprehended

      "Included in the same category" (OED).

    9. rage

      "Of a passion, feeling, or appetite: to have or reach a high degree of intensity" (OED).

    10. prospect

      "The appearance presented by anything" (OED).