• I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is going to build, to build a cottage.

    Jane Austen (2014). “Jane Austen Complete Collection Deluxe Unabridged (annotated): [All 18 Works - Novels -Short Stories–Letters –Unfinished Works - Scraps]]”, p.174, BookBaby