i shall conquer this
Pam, Australia.

so i guess this is kinda personal

I also run
rhubarbswing,
austenchanted,
brandomarlons+
cinemove.

basement fighter(s)

austenchanted:

North and South(2004)

[Margaret is looking straight at John Thornton at this point and now he turns to look right at her, no longer at the crowd. He looks almost stunned by her strong words.]

Mr. Thornton, go down this instant and face them like a man. Speak to them as if they were human beings! They’re driven mad with hunger. Their children are starving. They don’t know what they’re doing. Go and save your innocent Irishmen. 

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I know you despise me; allow me to say, it is because you do not understand me.
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
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There was so little left to be done after he arrived at the preparation for the tea, that he was almost sorry the obligation of eating and drinking came so soon to prevent his watching Margaret. She handed him his cup of tea with the proud air of an unwilling slave; but her eye caught the moment when he was ready for another cup; and he almost longed to ask her to do for him what he saw her compelled to do for her father, who took her little finger and thumb in his masculine hand, and made them serve as sugar-tongs.

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And there was no tone of regret, or emotion of any kind in the voice with which he said good-bye; and the offered hand was taken with a resolute calmness, and dropped as carefully as if it had been a dead and withered flower.
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (via quoteunq)
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Let her go - with her stony heart, and her beauty - how set and terrible her look is now, for all her loveliness of feature! She is afraid I shall speak what will require some stern repression. Let her go. Beauty and heiress as she may be, she will find it hard to meet with a truer heart than mine. Let her go!
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
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It offends me that you should speak to me as if it were your duty to rescue my reputation!

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