Fanny Price, and Jane Eyre, are perfect examples of the "Highly Sensitive Person," or HSP.
What spiritual advice did Jane Austen's father give to his son?
Austen and her characters worshiped using a liturgy, The Book of Common Prayer. What is it like to read those prayers daily?
Parson-Naturalists like Gilbert White combined their love of God and his world, and helped us better understand birds, ecology, and much more.
In Jane Austen, "serious" has a deeper meaning than we use for it today.