A Marriage of True Minds: The Community of Faith in Wordsworth and Austen
Whether or not William Wordsworth and Jane Austen ever engaged in a dialogue directly with each other, as contemporaries, they shared the spirit of the age out of which they wrote works that lauded a community of faith, of like-minded souls, dedicated to service and consecrated in Christian springs which would sustain them and theirs and bring them, they hoped, a full and fulfilling life.
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Dabundo, Laura. "A Marriage of True Minds: The Community of Faith in Wordsworth and Austen." Wordsworth Circle 35.2 (2004) 69-72.