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alljaneaustenallthetime7 hours ago
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"In the gallery there were many family portraits, but they could have little to fix the attention of a stranger. Elizabeth walked in quest of the only face whose features would be known to her. At last it arrested her鈥攁nd she beheld a striking resemblance to Mr. Darcy, with such a smile over the face as she remembered to have sometimes seen when he looked at her. She stood several minutes before the picture, in earnest contemplation, and returned to it again before they quitted the gallery. Mrs. Reynolds informed them that it had been taken in his father鈥檚 lifetime.
There was certainly at this moment, in Elizabeth鈥檚 mind, a more gentle sensation towards the original than she had ever felt at the height of their acquaintance. The commendation bestowed on him by Mrs. Reynolds was of no trifling nature. What praise is more valuable than the praise of an intelligent servant? As a brother, a landlord, a master, she considered how many people鈥檚 happiness were in his guardianship!鈥攈ow much of pleasure or pain was it in his power to bestow!鈥攈ow much of good or evil must be done by him! Every idea that had been brought forward by the housekeeper was favourable to his character, and as she stood before the canvas on which he was represented, and fixed his eyes upon herself, she thought of his regard with a deeper sentiment of gratitude than it had ever raised before; she remembered its warmth, and softened its impropriety of expression."
~ Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 43
(Portrait: "Richard Henry Bayard, 1822" by Thomas Sully, Baltimore Museum of Art)
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fernsandsunflowersa year ago
If I was Elizabeth Bennet my entire family abandoning me at the dinner table when Mr. Collins requested a private audience would have been my villain origin story.
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flixls6 months ago
keira knightley must feel so powerful hitching up her long gowns as she runs in period dramas i just know she does
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judedxarte21 days ago
The biggest literary flex was when Elizabeth rejected Mr. Collins鈥 proposal and everyone thought she was crazy since she couldn鈥檛 possibly get such a good opportunity ever again and then she married one of Britain鈥檚 most eligible bachelors in the best聽鈥渟urprise, bitches!鈥 move ever
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the-quibba month ago
no thoughts. just the rainy pride n prejudice (2005) proposal n the eye contact between darcy n lizzy. no thoughts at all.
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books-read-in-nooksa year ago
Mr Darcy:聽鈥淚鈥檓 not going to another Ball.鈥
Mr Bingley:聽鈥淚 heard Elizabeth Bennet is attending.鈥
Mr Darcy:
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obscurelittlebirda year ago
A relationship should be 50/50. We flirt, we roast.
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