CNJ JASNA member Connie will be the special guest at this upcoming event at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer Count Library System.
Jane Austen Regency Tea
Wednesday, March 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lawrence HQ Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike (Rt. 1) Lawrenceville, NJ 08548
Join us for a Jane Austen Regency Tea with special guest, Connie Paul. Come and enjoy the traditional tea sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and tea cakes. RSVP at http://yarp.com/d5533771f39d (no charge)
In Regency England in the aftermath of the French Revolution, no one wanted to appear to be a member of the French aristocracy. People began using clothing more as a form of individual expression . . . than an indication of social status. Women’s fashions followed classical ideals, and tightly laced corsets were temporarily abandoned in favor of a high-waisted, natural figure (Wikipedia). While the fashions changed, the rituals around courtship and marriage remained strictly proscribed. Opportunities for unmarried women without pensions such as Austen were few. Austen said, “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of” and “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” Join us to learn more about this perspicacious, witty, and well-loved author.