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November 19, 2009 / Sylwia

About Austenette

About Austenette Worlds

Austenette is a series of blogs relating to the long 18th century, expanding on my special interest in Jane Austen, British architecture, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Austenette Worlds is a directory allowing you to track all of Austenette blogs. My interest began with Jane Austen and the Regency era. With time it evolved into other domains, including history, literature and architecture. My various blogs are meant to expand on those topics. Read more…

September 20, 2010 / Sylwia

Considerations on the Government of Poland by Jean-Jacques Rousseau « Res Publica


On the eve of the 18th century Augustus II (the Strong) occupied the throne of the Commonwealth. He wasn’t legally elected by the nobility, and his various machinations dragged Poland-Lithuania into wars with Sweden and Russia.

via Considerations on the Government of Poland by Jean-Jacques�Rousseau « Res Publica.

September 20, 2010 / Sylwia

Discover Poland TV « Res Publica


Discover Poland TV is a collection of videos about Poland for English speaking audience. Some of the videos there will be a good addition to this blog. They cover history and Poles, as well as tourist places and cultural events.

via Discover Poland TV « Res Publica.

June 13, 2010 / Sylwia

Dance me… (via Austenette Picture Gallery)


Dancing is easier to find, even though some didn’t like dancing, or at least not with everyone. … Read More

via Austenette Picture Gallery

June 13, 2010 / Sylwia

Two Illustrations in Archery for Starters (via Austenette Picture Gallery)

Two Illustrations in Archery for Starters

Only two pictures for now. I wonder how many such pictures there can be. Archery was quite a popular pastime though. … Read More

via Austenette Picture Gallery

June 13, 2010 / Sylwia

Welcome to My Picture Gallery (via Austenette Picture Gallery)

picture gallery

This place is for me to post and sort all the pictures that sit in my computer. They are mostly Regency ones: drawings, illustrations and paintings. I’ll be uploading them slowly, whenever I have some time or find something new. I plan to sort them according to what they present, i.e. kinds of activity, fashion, portraits. I use them to illustrate articles, so it seems the most reasonable option. However, pictures of houses, furniture and landsca … Read More

via Austenette Picture Gallery

April 20, 2010 / Sylwia

The Most Serene Republic – Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania « Res Publica


The official name of the country was Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was referred to in Latin as Regnum Poloniae Magnusque Ducatus Lithuaniae.

more at The Most Serene Republic – Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania « Res Publica.

April 19, 2010 / Sylwia



Long, long time ago people used to live in caves. First houses didn’t differ much from barns. The development of buildings to what we know them to be today took centuries of changing styles, new inventions, and attitudes towards life comfort.

more at House « British Architecture

November 20, 2009 / Sylwia

Rambler 97 by Samuel Richardson

Faecunda culpae secula nuptias
Primùm inquinavere, & genus, & domos,
Hoc fonte derivata clades
In patriam populumque fluxit.

more at Rambler 97 by Samuel Richardson « Regency Writings Repository.

November 20, 2009 / Sylwia

Prospect and Refuge in the Landscape of Jane Austen

Prospect and Refuge

Barbara Britton Wenner analyses Austen’s use of nature in her novels and Juvenilia.

more at Prospect and Refuge in the Landscape of Jane Austen « Mending My Own Pen.

November 20, 2009 / Sylwia

Elinor About Love

Sense and Sensibility

Some time ago I wrote that Elizabeth’s love for Darcy could not bloom before she was assured of his feelings as well as that her wishes and hopes would be rewarded by a proposal.

more at Elinor About Love « Mending My Own Pen.