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    1. A Moor Park - seven shillings

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    2. (a) Mary, Henry, Penelope, Richard, Anne, Hetty, Charles, William, Philip, Charles, John

    (b) Mrs. Smith, Mr. Rushworth, Mr. And Mrs. Bennet, General Tilney, Mr. Gardiner, (Mrs. Gardiner had only initial "M."), Mr. Weston, Col. Brandon

    - (Janeite member Cinthia Garcia Soria writes: About the Answers of the Quiz, ... "Speaking of Jane Austen", because there are some minor mistakes:
    In question 2(b) what leading characters have no Christian names, in the corresponding answer appear Mr. Rushworth, but we _do_ know his name. In the visit to Sotherton when everybody escaped towards the garden (chapter 9) his mother called him: James. Maybe from MP the only characters who we do not know or at least guess the name are the Grants and Mr. Yates. And I think we do not know the Lady Russell's Christian name which I believe is an important character from Persuasion and probably also Admiral Croft and Captain Harville.)

    (c ) Hamilton, Ward, Hawkins, Jennings, Darcy

    (Janeite member Cinthia Garcia Soria writes:
    "In question 2(c) about Lady Catherine de Bourgh maiden name, I think it was Lady Catherine Fitzwilliam not Lady Catherine Darcy as is said in the answer because if she had the courtesy title Lady Catherine (not only Lady de Bourgh), she had to be at least the daughter of an Earl, likewise her sister, Lady Anne Darcy, and that is why she is also the aunt of Col. Fitzwilliam, the younger son of the Earl _; and that is the only way that the relationship between Darcy, Col. F. and her could be solved.)

    (d) Anne Elliot, Anne Steele, Anne Thorpe, Anne Weston, Anne de Bourgh,
    - Jane Bennet, Jane Fairfax
    - Charles Musgrove and Jr., Charles Bingley, Charles Hayter, Charles Smith, Charles Maddox, Charles Price
    - Maria Lucas, Maria Thorpe, Maria Bertram, Lady Bertram
    - Elizabeth Bennet, Elizabeth Elliot
    - Anna Weston, Anna Maria Middleton
    - William Price, William Larkin, William Middleton, William Collins, Sir William Lucas, William Walter Elliot
    - Henry Woodhouse, Henry Knightly, Henry Dashwood Sophy

    (Janeite member Cinthia Garcia Soria writes:"In question 2(d), two important Henrys were left aside: Henry Tilney and Henry Crawford.")

    (e) Moland's - Ford's - Gray's

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    3. (1) When Sir Thomas asks Fanny at what time she would like the carriage to take her to dinner at the Parsonage, just after Aunt Norris has been telling that she will have to walk

    (2) When Sir Thomas announces he will give a ball for William and Fanny Price, just after Aunt Norris has proclaimed he would not give one while his daughters were away.

    (3) When Baddeley insists it is Miss Price who is wanted in the library, just after Mrs. Norris has told her not to push herself forward as it she who is required.

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    4. (a) Her design for a table was not as good as Georgiana Darcy's.

    (b) She was Mrs. Smith's landlady.

    (c) She was a treasure of a governess recommended and placed by Lady Catherine.

    (d) Captain Tilney jilts Isabella to flirt with her.

    (e) She was courted by Wickham for her 10,000l.

    (f) She was the aunt of Miss Gray, Willoughby's bride.

    (g) She and her sister, Mrs. Fraser, were Mary Crawford's two great friends in London.

    (h) They were residents in the neighborhood of Northanger Abbey.

    (i) Captain Wentworth might have been asked to give her passage from Lisbon.

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    5. Chapter 3. "I really can't be plaguing myself with all the poems and states of the nation." A complaint by Elizabeth Elliot of Lady Russell, who "quite bored" her by insisting on lending her new publications.

    Chap. 5. General Tilney tells Catherine that "though as careless on such subjects as most people" he did look upon a tolerably large eating-room as one of the necessaries of life.

    Chap. 7. " 'The sweets of housekeeping in a country village' said Miss Crawford archly, 'Commend me to the nurseryman and the poulterer.' "Part of the discussion of the relative merits of town and country life between Mary and Mrs. Grant, occasioned by the latter's anxiety about her plants and the turkey which the cook says must be eaten immediately owing to the unseasonably hot weather.

    Chap. 8. To Jane herself there could be no possibility of objection her understanding excellent, her mind improved, her manner captivating." Part of Elizabeth's angry musings after hearing from Col. Fitzwilliam that Darcy had done all he could to separate Jane and Bingley.

    Chap. 9. At supper at the Netherfield Ball, Mr. Collins remarks: "If I were so fortunate as to be able to sing, I should have great pleasure, I am sure, in obliging the company with an air; for I consider music a very innocent diversion and completely compatible with the profession of a clergyman."

    Chap. 10. "Everybody at all addicted to letter-writing, without having much to say must feel with Lady Bertram." Comment by the author on her ladyship's bad luck on having the news of the Grant's departure to Bath already told Fanny by Edmund.

    Chap. 11. When Mr. Weston is announcing to Mrs. Elton after the Hartfield dinner party his son's coming visit he says, "I hope you will be pleased with my son; but you must not expect a prodigy. He is thought a very fine young man but you must not expect a prodigy."

    Chap. 12. When Frank Churchill is mending Mrs. Bates spectacles and those present are discussing the mysterious present of a piano to Jane Fairfax he says: "Conjecture ! Ay, sometimes one conjectures right and sometimes one conjectures wrong, I wish I could conjecture how soon I shall make this rivet quite firm."

    Chap. 13 Mrs. Smith, explaining the source as to the supposed engagement between Anne and Mr. Elliot, says that it does come in a direct line from Colonel Wallis "it takes a bend or two, but nothing of consequence."

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    6. (a) Butler at Mansfield Park

    (b) coachman to Mr. Woodhouse

    (c) housekeeper to the Bennets

    (d) housekeeper to Mr. Bingley

    (e) imaginary housekeeper in the story Henry Tilney tells Catherine on the drive to Northanger

    (f) manservant to Mrs. Dashwood

    (g) the Elton's housekeeper

    (h) upper servant of two at Mrs. Price's

    (i) maid to Lady Catherine de Bourgh

    (j) cook at Hartfield

    (k) housekeeper at Donwell Abbey

    (l) Lady Bertram's maid

    (m) general servant at the Bateses'

    (n) estate carpenter at Mansfield Park

    (o) nursery maid to Mrs. Charles Musgrove

    (p) footman to Mr. Knightly

    (q) gardener at Mansfield Parsonage

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    7. "A fair chance through the Spicers of getting something from the Bishop in the course of a year or two. He is the eldest son, whenever my uncle dies, he steps into a very pretty property. The estate at Winthrop is not less than 250 acres, besides the farm near Taunton, which is some of the best land in the country.

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    8. (a) By John, Isabella, Maria Thorpe and James Morland in two gigs, James driving Isabella and John driving Maria.

    (b) Emma and Harriet in the Hartfield carriage, Mrs. Elton, Jane Fairfax and Miss Bates in the Elton's carriage, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Weston and Frank Churchill on horseback. It is not absolutely clear whether Mr. Elton rode or drove.

    (c ) By Mary, Louisa and Henrietta Musgrove and Anne Elliot in Mr. Musgrove's coach, Charles Musgrove and Captain Wentworth in Charles' curricle.

    (d) By Catherine Morland, Eleanor Tilney and Eleanor's maid in the Tilney's family coach and Henry Tilney and the General in Henry's curricle as far as Petty France, after which Catherine and the General changed places.

    (e) By Catherine Morland alone in a post chaise.

    (f) By Mrs. Jennings and Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in Mrs. Jennings's coach.

    (g) By Mrs. Norris, Fanny, Maria and Julia Bertram and Henry Crawford in Crawford's barouche, with Edmund following on horseback.

    (h) By Anne and Lucy Steele and Dr. Davies in a post chaise.

    (i) By Jane Bennet on horseback by Elizabeth Bennet on foot by Mrs. Bennet and her two younger daughters in the family coach.

    (j) On horseback by all the young people of Mansfield Parsonage and Mansfield Park except Fanny.

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    9. (a) In Mansfield Park, Fanny quotes it to Edmund in connection with the threatened destruction of the avenue at Sotherton.

    (b) In Persuasion when Anne Elliot places herself at the concert in the Octagon Room much nearer the end of the bench than before, she cannot avoid comparing herself "with Miss Larolles, the inimitable Miss Larolles.

    (c) In Mansfield Park when Fanny goes up to bed before the bed before the ball is over, she stops "at the entrance door like the Lady Branxholm Hall, one moment and no more, to view the happy scene."

    (d) In Northanger Abbey when Catherine is trying to talk about books to John Thorpe, he says of "Camilla" (which at first he confuses with the "Mysteries of Udolpho") - "such unnatural stuff! an old man playing at seesaw - there is nothing in the world in it but an old man's playing at see-saw and learning Latin."

    (e) In "Emma" she is discussing with Mr. Knightly Mrs. Weston future education of her child "she had had the advantage, you know, of practicing on me, like La Baronne d'Almane on La Comtesse d'Ostalis, in Madame de Genalis 'Adelaide Theodore'."

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    10. (a) of Mary Musgrove by Sir Walter Elliot to Anne

    (b) of Robert Ferrars by Lucy Steele to Elinor Dashwood

    (c) of Jane Fairfax by Emma to Mr. Knightly

    (d) of Elizabeth Bingley to Darcy

    (Janeite member Cinthia Garcia Soria writes:"The answer should be that it is Miss Bingley speaking about Elizabeth to Darcy instead of Elizabeth Bingley to Darcy.")

    (e) of Henry Crawford by Mr. Rushworth to Fanny Price

    (f) of Isabella Thorpe by Henry Tilney to Catherine Morland

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    11. Horses: In _P&P_ , in order that Jane may ride to Netherfield on horseback, Mrs. Bennet urges Mr. Bennet to say that the two carriage horses are needed on the farm, Jane catches a bad cold as the result of the ride and has to remain at Netherfield.

    In _MP_ there is much about riding. Fanny first learns to ride on the "old gray pony" then has a mare allotted to her by Edmund, who when he sees she is without a mount, scorns Mrs. Norris's suggestion that "some steady old thing might be found among the numbers belonging to Mansfield Park" or that Dr. Grant might lend the pony he sent to the post, and exchanges his third horse (a useful road horse) for one that will carry a lady. Later on Fanny is deprived of its use by Miss Crawford's eagerness to learn to ride and there is a small crisis with a contrite Edmund, who was "very seriously resolved, however unwilling to he must be to check a pleasure of Miss Crawford's, that it should never happen again."

    Mrs. Norris, in order to divert Sir Thomas's mind from her connivance in the Mansfield Park theatricals, tells him of her share in bringing about the engagement between Maria and Rushworth even to the point of dragging Lady Bertram to Sotherton. "What with snow and frost upon the beds of stones, it was worse than anything you can imagine. And then the poor horses, too. To see them straining away! You know that I always feel for the horses" and goes on to describe how at the bottom of Sandcroft Hill "I got out and walked up. I did indeed. I could not bear to sit at my ease and be dragged up at the expense of those noble animals."

    On the occasion of William Price's visit, Henry Crawford very generously mounts him on one of his own hunters, greatly to Fanny's perturbation and his own delight.

    In _NA_ there is a great deal of knowing talk about horses and gigs by John Thorpe. He is always boasting of his horse's speed and prowess. He describes Henry Tilney as driving "some very pretty cattle." On the drive home from Clifton we are told that James Morland's horse was so lame that he could hardly get it along. Catherine Morland is bored by the long wait at Petty France because General Tilney is not traveling post, but with his own horses.

    In _S&S_ Marianne has a mare, Queen Mab, offered her by Willoughby and Elinor had some difficulty in persuading her to decline it,

    In _E_ Mr. Woodhouse is perpetually anxious over the fatigue of his horses to the point that he can hardly bear to have them put to. When speaking of a visit to Randalls his first thought is "where are the poor horses to be while we are paying our visit?" and he is comforted only by Emma's reassurance that "they are to be put in Mr. Weston"s stable." When she is trying to recommend the idea of the ball at the Crown she uses the argument that "it will be very convenient for the horses they will be so near their own stable."

    At the Coles dinner party Emma is delighted to see Mr. Knightly arrive in his own carriage, with horses hired for the occasion. We are told that he kept no horses of his own, "having little spare money and a great deal of health, activity and independence." A lame carriage horse delays the expedition to Box Hill -- we are not told whether it was the Elton's or the Woodhouse's. When Frank Churchill is late at the Donwell Abbey strawberry party, Mrs. Weston is anxious, for "she had some fears of his horse she could not be cured of wishing that he would part with his black mare."

    DOGS: There is a remarkable absence of dog-life in the novels, and practically all the dogs mentioned are gun-dogs, except Lady Bertram's Pug in Mansfield Park, which is Jane Austen's solitary specimen of a lap dog. In Northanger Abbey, Catherine arrives at Woodston to find Henry with the "friends of his solitude a large Newfoundland puppy and two or three terriers," and later in the day there is "a charming game of play with a litter of puppies just able to roll about." In "Sense and Sensibility" we hear a certain amount of Willoughby's pointer so much admired by Sir John Middleton, and in "Persuasion" the shooting party of gentleman comes back early, having had their sport spoiled by a young dog which leads to the whole company taking that memorable autumn walk together. There are no dogs in "Emma" or "Pride and Prejudice."

    POULTRY In "Pride and Prejudice" this seems to be emphasized as a compensation for Charlotte Collins's unenviable lot. After visiting her at Hunsford, Elizabeth realizes that "her home and her housekeeping , her parish and her poultry, and all their dependent concerns, had not yet lost their charms." On the Miss Bennets return to Longbourn we hear Lady Lucas inquiring "after the welfare and poultry of her eldest daughter. In "Mansfield Park" Mrs. Norris plans to set the four pheasant's eggs she has sponged at Sotherton "under the first spare hen" meaning Sir Thomas's, of course, for "if they come to good I can have them moved to my own house and borrow a coop." In "Emma" her immediate marriage to Mr. Knightly is made possible by the robbery of Mrs. Weston's poultry house "of all her turkeys, Other poultry yards in the neighborhood also suffered. Pilfering was housebreaking to Mr. Woodhouse's fears and but for the sense of his son-in-law's protection (he) would have been in wretched alarm." In "Sense and Sensibility" we are told that Charlotte Palmer found "fresh sources of merriment" in "the disappointed hopes of her dairymaid, by hens forsaking their nests, or being stolen by a fox. Or in the rapid decease of a promising young brood."

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    12. (1) Mr. Knightly and Mrs. Weston

    (2) Mr. Elton, Mr. Woodhouse, Mr. John Knightly, Mr. Weston

    (3) Mrs. John Knightly, Frank Churchill, Jane Fairfax, Mrs. Elton, Mr. And Mrs. Cole

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