Originally Posted by Bookpossum
On a different tack, rereading "Persuasion" reminded me of a poem by Rudyard Kipling to be found in "Debits and Credits". It's called "Jane's Marriage" and is as follows:
I don't think Kipling was a good poet (though a great writer of short stories), but I find his affection for Jane Austen very charming.
That does have more charm than I usually associate with Kipling.
Thanks for sharing it!