I had the oddest, most unaccountable dream last night. I don't remember it all, but the odd part was an episode that was straight out of a Jane Austen novel, complete with flowery speech and English accents. There were--surprise!--a bunch of people in a drawing room, and there were a lot of unspoken emotional undercurrents (also big surprise). There was an apple-cheeked young girl who was being praised for her sturdiness and "good spirits" by some other young people (in flowery 19th-century language, of course), on which she blushed and giggled. They were referring to a scene that was briefly shown in flashback, wherein the sturdy girl was performing some kind of very active acrobatics.
Then there was a young rake who was plying a shy young girl with a box of almond-shaped sweets. In a sort of voiceover, it was implied that he took her acceptance of the sweets as something more *ahem* significant: "here, he could see, was a young woman with appetites".
It never fails to amaze me what my brain comes up with, completely un-prompted. I have not been reading or watching anything vaguely Jane Austenish lately.