I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth.-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Mona's Musings

November 12th, 2010

Let Me Recommend Bath To You

It’s a law: you cannot call yourself a Romantic and not have longed to see “Jane Austen’s” Bath. I could hardly believe I was there today…

(Be patient while the large pictures download. Scroll over them for location of photo and click on photo to link to location!)


“‘…your father’s state of health must be a great drawback. Why does not he try Bath? Indeed he should. Let me recommend Bath to you.'” — Emma


“…for a fine Sunday in Bath empties every house of its inhabitants, and all the world appears on such an occasion to walk.” — Northanger Abbey


“‘Not keep a journal! How are your absent cousins to understand the tenour of your life in Bath without one?'” — Northanger Abbey


“Bath is a charming place, sir; there are so many good shops here?” — Northanger Abbey


“‘The worst of Bath was the number of its plain women.'” — Persuasion


“They had the pleasure of assuring her that Bath more than answered their expectations in every respect.” — Persuasion

Hint of Romance

“I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not in my nature. My attachments are always excessively strong.” Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

What did you think of this musing?

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  1. Hannah Z says:

    She sat at her computer, marveling at the beauty and architecture which Bath could afford her, if she could but once again return to the mother land!

    • Hannah Z says:

      And I LOVE the Hint of Romance! With romantic love, all love for that matter, but especially with romantic love between a woman and a man, it HAS and MUST be all or nothing! 100% and 100%!

  2. Heidi says:

    Oh, sigh and a half. I love the quotes you put with some of these pictures. And it looks so lovely and amazing!

    And that final quote–I completely understand it. And agree that it is vital in marriage.

  3. Mother Smith says:

    These pictures….are absolutely WONDERFUL! If I ever get the opportunity (mission, maybe) ……these pictures…alone…convinced me…that “Bath” is definitely A MUST…to see!

    The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that “love is one of the chief characteristics of Diety, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons (daughters) of God”.

  4. Bri Z says:

    sigh. I think I remember the Royal Crescent from one of the Austen movies, but I could be wrong. So beautiful. I’m glad you and Sara Lyn were able to share the day. That’s total girl’s time. :)

    Some people give the advice to “take the good with the bad,” but I’m questioning the validity of that option. Grant and i have talked a lot about not even loving 90%, it has to be 100. Love everything about each other, all the time. If it’s your spouse, you don’t want them thinking bad about you even 10% of the time. You want them to love 100% of you 100% of the time and to love them 100%, 100% of the time.

    • Heidi says:

      Bri–it is! Definitely in Persuasion (the last two versions) and I believe there is a quick glimpse in the newest Northanger Abbey. My favorite Austen hero was met in Bath, and my favorite Austen novel is partly set in Bath. It’s a great desire of my heart to visit Bath (and England….).

  5. maritza Ardila- Perez says:

    Yes ! dear Mona . I love your comments about Bath, I hope to visit Bath in the future.
    The picture a beautiful, I love the way you write quotes and great that I can learn from you blog about beautiful place Bath. You recomendation is really fantastic. Thanks for sharing about bath , love Maritza.

  6. Judy Petersen says:

    I have been transported to another place and time. Thank you.

  7. Valerie M. says:

    Beautiful!!! I love them all.

  8. jane says:

    Loved it and love Bath too. Isn’t it amazing to have the opportunity to go to all these wonderful, historic and romantic places? You are so talented in putting it into words.

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