More great, Christian, Jane Austen variations!
Doing what is right, for Jane Austen's heroines, requires a great deal of "exertion"!
In Jane Austen, "serious" has a deeper meaning than we use for it today.
Regency Courtship and Engagement, with honor . . . or not
Reading prayers and publishing the banns of marriage . . .
Church livings to buy or borrow!
Edward Ferrars had "not the smallest chance" of getting a living; but he did!
The church was "not smart enough" for Edward's family.