Notes of E.E. Duncan Jones

October 11, 2007 § 2 Comments

“Dr Chapman has shown that Jane Austen often preferred to use or adapt proper names from other writers. An instance of this which, I believe, has not previously been noted, is that of the heroine of Mansfield Park. In The Parish Register, Part II (1807), Jane Austen’s favourite poet Crabbe had written:

Sir Edward is an amorous knight And maidens chaste and lovely shun his sight; His bailiff’s daughter suited much his taste, For Fanny Price was lovely and was chaste” – Authored by E.E. Duncan-Jones in Jane Austen and Crabbe, The Review of English Studies © 1954 Oxford University Press

The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe 1754-1832 online at Google Books

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