Sunday, 8 July 2012

Jane Austen Quote of the Week 198

This week I attended the most spectacular wedding in Tuscany, Italy. It was such a pleasure to be there and bride and groom were so happy, love was filling the air. In response to this I wanted to chose something from the relationship between Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth. So this weeks quote is from volume II, chapter IX of Persuasion:

"How she might have felt, had there been no Captain Wentworth in the case, was not worth enquiry; for there was a Captain Wentworth: and be the conclusion of the present suspense good or bad, her affection would be his for ever. Their union, she believed, could not divide her more from other men, than their final separation.

Prettier musings of high-wrought love and eternal constancy, could never have passed along the streets of Bath, than Anne was sporting with from Camden-place to Westgate-buildings. It was almost enough to spread purification and perfume all the way."

True love is so beautiful.

Pic: Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth


Icha said...

Oohhh.... Is this from the last chapter? I love Persuasion... I love Capt Wentworth!

Thanks a lot for this quote, Rachel!


Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Beautiful! I love Anne and Captain Wentworth's romance! :)