Sorry for the late installment for this week; well - it would be last week for ANZ and Asia. Anyway, I was just rummaging through Jane Austen's letter when I realised that there was a gorgeous Austen gentleman who wrote such an excellent letter to a very fine lady, and that letter was worth quoting.
I am speaking, Ladies and Gents, of Captain Frederick Wentworth, whose calm and grounded demeanour paired with his charming appearance did nothing to appease the thirst of this Austen fan. Chapter 23 of Persuasion, as he wrote the letter to Anne Elliot:
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant."
And the fact that I recall Rupert Penry-Jones' Wentworth letter to Anne Elliot did absolutely nothing to reduce my fondness of replaying Persuasion 2007 over and over again just to get a glimpse of that pair of blue eyes and blond hair.... Sigh...
Is it a wonder that Anne Elliot/Sally Hawkins sprinted across half Bath just to find that very fine young man? Heh, I would sprint the entire England to find that gorgeous gentleman in my embrace; to appease my foolish passion with his beautiful blue eyes!
Pic: Rupert Penry-Jones (aaahhh...) as Capt. Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion 2007, from Boots and Bonnets
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