Plain Jane: “I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, i only set it down that they have not seen the right person.”
-Jane Austen in Mansfield Park
Jane never married. She got close once, even entered into an engagement, but the day after saying yes she decided what she really meant by yes was…no. I sometimes wonder what sort of man Jane would have been attracted to. Her insights into human character are indeed so deep that it is no wonder a man couldn’t stand up against them. I guess its best for all of our novel-cravings that she never married but instead devoted herself to offering examples to the rest of us of “just what a young man ought to be” (Pride and Prejudice).