What animation, both of body and mind

Type: Discussion | Title: Mansfield Park (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter XLV

Fanny voices Austen's own love of country life, a theme prominent in many other English writers as well as painters and composers. The hymns turned elegiac as towns and cities grew at the expense of rural life.

These testimonies are so well-known that it's worthwhile mentioning another appearance of the motif a little more than a century later, the dialogues in The Wind in the Willows between the Town Rat and the Country Rat on the relative merits of each place. 

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