What beautiful hyacinths! I have just learnt to love a hyacinth. Mrs
Allen used to take pains, year after year, to make me like them; but I
never could, till I saw them the other day in Milsom Street;"
"But now you love a hyacinth. So much the better…And though
the love of a hyacinth may be rather domestic, who can tell, the
sentiment once raised, but you may in time come to love a rose?… The
mere habit of learning to love is the thing; and a teachableness of
disposition in a young lady is a great blessing.
Oh Darling’s, I know I’ve had you harassed with one delicious website after another this week, but I really must insist you visit the Jane Austen Online Magazine and devour scrumptious little articles like How To Force A Hyacinth Bulb, How To Cut A Silhouette, and Her Complexion Has No Brilliancy.
Those Regency Ladies, you see, were girls after our own heart.