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PERSUASION. The act of influencing by expostulation or request. While the persuasion is confined within those limits which leave the mind free, it may be used to induce another to make his will, or even to make it in his own favor; but if such persuasion should so far operate on the mind of the testator, that he would be deprived of a perfectly free will, it would vitiate the instrument. 3 Serg. & Rawle, 269; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 207; 13 Serg. & Rawle, 323.

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In 2018, at its thirty-ninth annual meeting, the Jane Austen Society of North America celebrated the two-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Persuasion. The theme of the conference, "200 Years of Constancy and Hope," was a heartfelt tribute to the novel, and the programs and speakers brought that theme to life.
Applied to the teaching process among the sources of efficacy identified by Bandura (1977, 1997), vicarious experiences (observing others teach) and verbal persuasion (intellectual resources) do not require direct teaching experience.
Bandura (1986, 1997) postulates four sources of efficacy beliefs: mastery experiences, physiological and emotional states, vicarious experiences, and social persuasion. These four sources according to Tschannen-Moran, Woolfolk Hoy, & Hoy (1998) contribute to both the analysis of the teaching task and to self-perceptions of teaching competence, but in different ways.
SUSAN ALLEN FORD is Editor of Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line and Professor Emerita of English at Delta State University.
Persuasions debate about second attachments nonetheless begs the underlying question of what constitutes an authentic attachment.
"The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth: Shakespearian Comedy in Emma" Persuasions On-Line 26.1 (2005).
The essays in Persuasions offer interpretations that seek to challenge readers' views about truth and fiction.
And I hope you will find special pleasure in the essays in this issue of Persuasions. I am always proud of Persuasions.
For a quarter of a century, Janeites--Visitors to Jane Austen's Island--have demonstrated their pleasure in and their curiosity about the texts and contexts of the juvenilia, the novels, the letters, and the life of "our own particular Jane." In honor of Joan Austen-Leigh, who edited Persuasions for nineteen years, we are including here in Issue No.
However, in Persuasion, Austen appears to have abandoned dance and relegated Anne Elliot to the status of "heroine without a ball." (1) While there is very little dancing in Persuasion, images and rhetoric of English country-dance appear at key moments in the text, enabling Austen to employ time, space, and physicality to advance a consideration of social mobility.