Easter at Rosings

Easter at Rosings

The following foolishness was inspired by chapter VIII of volume II of Pride & Prejudice, which takes place on Easter Sunday, and the British accumulative rhyme This is the House that Jack Built. My apologies to Anne de Bourgh, Mrs. Jenkins, and Maria Lucas for their neglect.

This is the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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Image of the Belton House Hondecoeter Room, which was used as Lady Catherine’s reception room in the 1995 BBC production of Pride & Prejudice. You can’t actually see the fireplace in the film.

This is the Rector who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is the Lady who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is the wife approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is Elizabeth with eyes so fine

Who is friends with the wife

Approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is the piano made in Lichtenstein

That was played by Elizabeth with the eyes so fine

Who is friends with the wife

Approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is the music a song sublime

Performed on the piano made in Lichtenstein

By Elizabeth with the eyes so fine

Who is friends with the wife

Approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

This is the Colonel loyal and genuine

Who turned the music so sublime

Performed on the piano made in Lichtenstein

By Elizabeth with the eyes so fine

Who is friends with the wife

Approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

Pride and prejudice

This is the hero whose heart repines

To see the Colonel, though loyal and genuine,

Turn the music so sublime

Performed on the piano made in Lichtenstein

By Elizabeth with the eyes so fine

Who is friends with the wife

Approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings.

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This is set down well designed

Delivered to the hero whose heart repines

To see the Colonel loyal and genuine

Turn the music so sublime

Performed on the piano made in Lichtenstein

By Elizabeth with the eyes so fine

Who is friends with the wife

Approved by the Lady

Who hired the Rector

Who admires the fireplace

That warms the drawing room at Rosings:

“Shall we ask him why a man of sense and education, and who has lived in the world, is ill qualified to recommend himself to strangers?”

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Happy Easter Janeites!

25 Responses to Easter at Rosings

  1. Oh, this is lovely! May I have permission to show it to my JASNA Region in Edmonton AB Canada later this month? It is a perfect fit for the topic about Regency houses.

  2. What a delightful post…I couldn’t help but laugh and think how honored Mr. Collins would be to know he was included in your rhyme…if he were so inclined to rhyme….oops… sorry.
    As I write this comment I’m listening to the wonderful music link that you supplied. How delightful.

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