The Natural Side Effects of Reading Austen
I have found that reading Jane Austen has had some side effects on me. I have found myself referring to people with Miss and Mr. Not to mention, much to the irritation of those around me, using phrases that are nearly two-hundred years old. I find myself with a desire to embroider, wear a hat, and to make a dress out of muslin (if I could sew, that is). Yes, there are side effects of reading Austen. I believe there should be a warning label, like the ones found on cigarette packs.
Warning: Could cause an irrational need for tea, embroidering, playing a pianoforte, and bowing every single time you enter a room.