“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

Fanny Price, Mansfield Park


“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.”


“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

Sophia, Love and Friendship

“I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.”

Emma Woodhouse, Emma


“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.”

Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” 

Elizabeth Bennet on Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

BoxHill Summer Picnic Invitation

You are cordially invited to a Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at “Seaways,” the home of Ann and Paul Standridge, in Harpswell.

Directions: Take Route 123 from Brunswick (or the Mountain Road from the islands) and drive past Harpswell Center (where the Kellogg Church is on the left). Keep going. Pass the West Harpswell School and continue until you see the Auburn Colony tennis court on the right. “Seaways” (#1811) is on the left just past the tennis court. The distance is about 12 miles from the Bowdoin Pines and the mailbox is clearly marked.

Please let Ann Standridge know if you will be attending and if you will be bringing a guest:

telephone 207-833-5438
email: standridge.ann@gmail.com


On a beautiful sunny day Jane Austen aficionados enjoyed a most pleasant meal together on the lawn at  Seaways, home of Ann and Paul Standridge in Harpswell. After the feast, members shared some details about Persuasion.

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