"His society became gradually her most exquisite enjoyment. They read, they talked, they sang together; his musical talents were considerable; and he read with all the sensibility and spirit which Edward had unfortunately wanted." - Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility
The photo above is from the BBC's Sense & Sensibility (1981) which I've always really enjoyed. It's unlike other adaptations of the same time lacking the dryness and melodrama of Emma or Persuasion or especially Northanger Abbey. It's a very good adaptation of the book and the characters are cast fairly well.
It also features a couple old English ballads that are perfect for the time period and I think they have lovely lyrics. The lyrics to the song below are quite pretty and sweet and the song was sung by Marianne and Willoughby and the tune used throughout. I've been singing it these last couple days because I have a resident named Phyllis at the Alzhiemer's home so I've been singing to her.
The Crystal Spring
Down by a crystal spring where the nightingale sing,
Most pleasant it is in season to hear the groves ring.
Down by a riverside a young captain I espied
Entreating of his true love for to be his bride.
“Dear Phyllis,” says he, “Can you fancy me?
All in your soft bowers a crown it shall be.
And you shall take no pain, I will you maintain.
My ship she's a-loaded, just come in from Spain.”
Wherever you dine there you shall dream of mine
And so sweetly in the season when you will be mine.
I do lay thee so well, I'll maintain you so fair,
As no lady in the Navy with you can compare.
If ever I prove false to my soft little girl,
May the oceans turn desert and the elements move.
For wherever I shall be I'll be constant to thee;
My heart is all over if I rove through the sea.
You can view a clip of Marianne and Willoughby singing at a page for actor Peter Woodward, the link is halfway down the page.
If you haven't seen this adaptation I encourage you to do so and tell me what you think.
Hoping you have a great sunshiny day!