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Swept off her Feet
Music: Muzio Clementi
Marianne Dashwood sprains an ankle, but help is at hand.

A GENTLEMAN carrying a gun, with two pointers playing round him, was passing up the hill and within a few yards of Marianne, when her accident happened. He put down his gun and ran to her assistance. She had raised herself from the ground, but her foot had been twisted in her fall, and she was scarcely able to stand. The gentleman offered his services; and passing through the garden, the gate of which had been left open by Margaret, he bore her directly into the house.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Raise. Rise. Arise.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Cause. Offer. Twist.

Use together in one sentence: Gate. Through. Apologize.

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Education of the Heart
Music: Johann Christian Bach
For Jane Austen, the best education a father can give to his child is to befriend her.

TOO late he became aware how unfavourable to the character of any young people must be the totally opposite treatment which Maria and Julia had been always experiencing at home, where the excessive indulgence and flattery of their aunt had been continually contrasted with his own severity.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Hear. Attend. Listen.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Mean. Experience. Care.

Use together in one sentence: Continually. Anxious. Always.

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Sense and Sensitivity
Music: John Field
Jane Austen wrote as a Christian, but all the better for doing so unobtrusively.

MISS Austin has the merit (in our judgment most essential) of being evidently a Christian writer: a merit which is much enhanced, both on the score of good taste, and of practical utility, by her religion being not at all obtrusive.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Practical. Practicable.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Purpose. Call. Taste.

Use together in one sentence: Religion. Taste. Bring forward.

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Well Out Of It
Music: Muzio Clementi
Anne Elliot is mortified to hear Frederick Wentworth’s opinion of her, but manages to find comfort in his words.

“CAPTAIN Wentworth is not very gallant by you, Anne, though he was so attentive to me. Henrietta asked him what he thought of you, when they went away, and he said, ‘You were so altered he should not have known you again.’”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Silent. Quiet.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Make. Know. Respect.

Use together in one sentence: Silent. Sober. Captain.

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A Proper Education
Music: Muzio Clementi
Harriet Smith’s school gave her a grounding in good sense that even Emma Woodhouse could not quite overthrow.

MRS Goddard was the mistress of a School — not of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systems — but a real, honest, old-fashioned Boarding-school.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Novel. New.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Sentence. Pay. Train.

Use together in one sentence: With one’s own. Their. Sentence.

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First Impressions, Second Thoughts
Music: George Frederick Pinto
Elizabeth Bennet began to wonder if being Mr Darcy’s wife might have had its compensations.

THE rooms were lofty and handsome, and their furniture suitable to the fortune of their proprietor; but Elizabeth saw, with admiration of his taste, that it was neither gaudy nor uselessly fine; with less of splendour, and more real elegance, than the furniture of Rosings.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Summon. Invite. Invitation.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Save. Taste. Regret.

Use together in one sentence: Suitable. Never. Recollect.

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