Welcome to the final episode in our series covering Mansfield Park by Jane Austen here on The Literary Life podcast. Angelina, Cindy and Thomas dive right into the book chat today in order to cover as much as possible as they wrap up Fanny Price’s story. Angelina brings out the parallels to Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene. Cindy talks about how Julia and Maria’s upbringing is instructive for parents. Another topic is how, in a way, the characters continue their roles from “Lover’s Vows” in real life unless they repent. Our hosts also highlight Fanny’s journey toward finding a home throughout this story.
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To educate means to help the human soul enter into the totality of the real.Luigi Giussani, from the forward to Beauty for Truth’s Sake
The man who is endowed with logical astuteness is very apt to keep himself in practice by taking up indefensible positions for the fun of defending them.G. M. Young
Information can thrill, but only once.Wendell Berry
Amoretti Sonnet XXII
by Edmund Spenser
This holy season, fit to fast and pray, Men to devotion ought to be inclin'd: Therefore I likewise on so holy day, For my sweet saint some service fit will find. Her temple fair is built within my mind, In which her glorious image placed is, On which my thoughts do day and night attend, Like sacred priests that never think amiss. There I to her as th' author of my bliss, Will build an altar to appease her ire: And on the same my heart will sacrifice, Burning in flames of pure and chaste desire: The which vouchsafe, O goddess, to accept, Amongst thy dearest relics to be kept.
Hallelujah: Cultivating Advent Traditions with Handel’s Messiah by Cindy Rollins
The Risk of Education by Luigi Giussani
Beauty for Truth’s Sake by Stratford Caldecott
Daylight and Champaign by G. M. Young
A Preface to the Faerie Queene by Graham Hough
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason
Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
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