What was the worldview that shaped Jane Austen's life and writings?
In Jane Austen's England, "natural theology" used science to support Christian faith.
Galileo attempted to submit to his church, and was supported by many in it, while others condemned him.
Johannes Kepler believed that the harmony of the heavens, described in geometry, music, astronomy, and theology, reflects the mind of God.
Anne Elliot's "duty" guided her through life's trials.
Doing what is right, for Jane Austen's heroines, requires a great deal of "exertion"!
What "good principles" was Darcy given, and how could he follow them in "pride and conceit"?
In Jane Austen, "serious" has a deeper meaning than we use for it today.
Jane Austen would have celebrated many Thanksgivings in her life, though not usually in November!