not quite in the context I found it but still…
the other day granddaughter wanted us to get online and find her whole name printed out like we’d done with just her first name, so we did, but in the process found her namesake, a 18th century author whose books were mentioned in a Jane Austen book, found supposedly one at our local university library but when went to see about it found it’s behind a firewall that costs $75 to break through, so….but, interesting got the facsimiles of the title pages of the two they have access to, but also found intriguing didn’t have her actual first name on them; apparently back in that day females couldn’t really publish under their own names, at least their firsts that would identify them as such; come a long way?
turns out happened to have a copy of the Jane Austen book they were mentioned in, then Hillsdale started an online course on just that book, that started taking or thought I had – thought it started with an interview/discussion with the president – of the college – regarding Jane – but turns out I’d actually missed his lecture – probably should have gotten that done before doing this post but this is just more about all the connecting that seems to happen when you start down a trail –
so then when at the local big box bookstore for their penny a page sale while debating whether I was going to actually stand in line, checked out their bargain table and there she was again, the actual book – all versions are different but didn’t get then, so, once again, but the ironies – been meeting there every month but let me miss one and what happens they decide to quit – meeting there, that is, not meeting at all – still don’t know why –
get through tomorrow – see what happens next day – so much – more connections –
and may see about picking it up – go from there
but just this connection fascinating – eager to see where it goes