April 6, 2009

"I give you Jane Althouse Eyre…"

"Reader, I married him... "

10 comments:

EDH said...

What is that sticking out from underneath Jane Althouse Eyre's dress?

A Future Metaphysician said...

This is wonderful!

Anne, I'm a happily married man, but I'm getting all kinds of "chick flick" goosebumps from this wonderful news. It couldn't happen to a nicer law professor. You and "Meade" have raised my hopes for the human race!

John said...
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Big Mike said...

Not a very good job of Photoshopping IMAO.

@EDH, that's supposed to be the tip of a delicate foot. In that era the sight of a "well-turned" ankle was about all a man could hope to see -- and men would stare a pretty ankle the way 21st century men stare at female nipples.

I wonder what the turn-on will be for 22nd century men? I don't expect to be around to find out. :-(

lacegrl130 said...

Thanks for linking me. Very fun!! I acknowledge I should take a Photoshop class! I merely dabble, what can I say?

molly said...

Jane Eyre would so never wear something so flouncy.

YumaWaterGirl said...

My love of 19th century English literature compels me to end my 2 years of lurking (give or take). This quote is from Charlotte Bronte, NOT Jane Austen.
My apologies for nitpicking. I just couldn't let it go.

lacegrl130 said...

Yes. It is from Jane Eyre. The quote Ann has at the top of her blog is a derivative of Jane Austen.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"

Did someone say something about Jane Austen in the Times? Did they attribute 'Reader, I married him' to Jane? Hmmmm. I will have to go back and read the article.

Vox said...

Congratulations, Anne. All the best to both of you.

Ann Althouse said...

@YumaWaterGirl You are absolutely right. Thanks. I will fix the tag. And I have read Jane Eyre and do know the author's name. I must be distracted. Sorry.