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On the Shelf
My dear girl, you are clearly On the Shelf. You
are unmarried and in your mid-twenties. You
are intelligent and sensible, but quiet, and
consider yourself plain. You have had several
Seasons, but never received an offer, or
perhaps you refused the offers you received.
The reason for this is that you have always
loved the man you danced with shortly after you
came out at 18. He, of course, never returned
your affections, or even knew about them, and
is probably courting your sister.
Nevertheless, he always seems to like you, and
treats you much as he treats his sisters. Your
love for him is immediately evident to everyone
else, especially his sister, aunt or mother,
who think you are the best possible wife for
him. This attitude may prove either helpful or
difficult, depending on how much the author
likes you. When an accident befalls, your calm
practicality and ability to stitch up wounds
impresses him, and all of a sudden he finds
himself noticing the way your smile transforms
your face, lighting your eyes and making you
quietly beautiful. His interest and
appreciation will quickly turn to love, but he
will have to spend the rest of the novel trying
to convince you that his affection is genuine
and not a result of pity.

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Yay! I'm On The Shelf!!!



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Sep. 19th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Hehe I am Bookish

Oh dear, you are Bookish, aren't you? You are a
highly intelligent and witty bluestocking,
whose beauty is hidden behind spectacles. Your
dress sense is eccentric and a little
unfashionable, and you consider yourself plain.
You have very little use for men, who find your
knowledge of Shakespeare, interest in politics
and forthright speech formidable. You are
undoubtedly well-off. The only reason for your
presence in a novel of this kind (which, I
might add, you would not dream of reading,
although you have occasionally enjoyed the
works of Miss Austen), is your mother, who is
absolutely determined that you will make a good
marriage. Rather than defying her directly,
you are quietly subversive, dancing with anyone
who asks you, but making no attempt to hide
your intellectual interests. The only person
who can get past your facade is the man who is
witty enough to spar with you, and be amused at
your blatant attempts to scare your suitors
away. While you will, no doubt, subject him to
a gruelling cross-examination to find out
whether his respect for your intelligence is
real or mere flattery, you may be sure that he
is your match, and that you, he AND your mother
will all live happily ever after

The Regency Romance Quiz: What kind of Romance Heroine are you?
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Sep. 20th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
I'm Bookish too, though already starting on the road to celibacy :P I'm awkward around guys of any description or age, and the thought of marriage makes me want to hurl
Sep. 21st, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
huzzah! I'm On The Shelf too! :P
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