Persuasions #10, 1988 Page 21
Reflections at a Jane Austen Meeting:
Tracing the Footsteps of Jane Austen
RHEA R. HILKEVITCH, PhD.
Stretching the literary mind …
Where is it in the story?
Locale and historical period?
Into the past … not genealogy,
God forbid …
Trace the genetic endowment
into the place setting
into the immediacy of the present…
Search for the eternal verities
To scratch at least the surface
Along the paths of immortality
with sensibility (not careless love)
in Jane Austen’s England.
February 13, 1988