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Wednesday, November 12

Jane Austen Random Sentence Generator

This web service, as reported on Google Alerts, delivers random dialogue from Pride and Prejudice. Click on the link below and you will receive three random sentences, like the examples below. Who knows? This could be the start of a brand new Austen sequel.

http://jonathanaquino.com/austen.php?sentences=3

But my dearest love, tell me what dish Mr. Darcy is particularly fond of, that I may have it to-morrow. He cannot know what Mr. Darcy is. I knew that what I wrote must give you pain, but it was necessary.
A clergyman like you must marry. No officer is ever to enter into my house again, nor even to pass through the village. That is very true though it had not occurred to me before.
Her look and manners were open, cheerful, and engaging as ever, but without any symptom of peculiar regard, and I remained convinced from the evening's scrutiny, that though she received his attentions with pleasure, she did not invite them by any participation of sentiment. While Mary is adjusting her ideas let us return to Mr. Bingley. I had hoped that our sentiments coincided in every particular, but I must so far differ from you as to think our two youngest daughters uncommonly foolish.

5 comments:

Theresa said...

I think I've been scolded. This is what I received:
You take an eager interest in that gentleman's concerns. You deserve no such attention. You have said quite enough, madam.

Vic said...

Oh, my, Theresa. This generator does make strange sense, does it not? Here is my sequence:

I will not be interrupted. I told my sister Phillips so the other day. My father bears it better.

Janeen said...

ha ha This is funny! Thans for sharing!

nigel said...

How cool is that!
and one may even be indulged by that most wonderful patroness, Lady Catherine de Burgh!

Ruth said...

Dearest Lizzy, I hardly know what I would write, but I have bad news for you, and it cannot be delayed. I often tell young ladies that no excellence in music is to be acquired without constant practice. They have at least that advantage.