When you think of Jane Austen, the books Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and maybe even Sandition (also known as The brothers). She was also a gifted poetess. This little bag is written in the Austen-style; simple, yet meant to think about.
About the poetess
What is there to tell about Jane Austen. On our website, you will find a biography of Austen, who is considered as one of the most important writers ever lived in England. Read more about the life of Jane Austen.
Her work as a poetess
Although most of the attention Austen nowadays still gets, is focussed on her novels, it is also good to consider she was a poetess. A poetess who was able to write in a clever and witty way. Uncommon for her time, since a woman’s life should be nothing more than getting married at some point and start a family. Austen didn’t do either of those things. She stayed with her family.
What is that little bag of Austen anyway?
Good question! It was a tradition at the time Austen lived, to exchange gifts on Christmas nights. These gifts should be useful. Austen gave a needle bag to her niece Caroline. She wanted her to remember her aunt, so she just gave…
Sometimes poetry is so simple… and beautiful. This is Jane Austen!
This little bag
This little bag I hope will prove
To be not vainly made–
For, if you should a needle want
It will afford you aid.
And as we are about to part
T’will serve another end,
For when you look upon the Bag
You’ll recollect your friend
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