Category Archives: Capt. Wentworth

Who can be in doubt?

“Who can be in doubt of what followed?  When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or … Continue reading

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Learning to brook being happier than I deserve

Can’t resist posting one more from Persuasion today: “‘It is a sort of pain, too, which is new to me.  I have been used to the gratification of believing myself to earn every blessing that I enjoyed.  I have valued … Continue reading

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The gravel walk

“There they exchanged again those feelings and those promises which had once before seemed to secure everything, but which had been followed by so many, many years of division and estrangement.  There they returned again into the past, more exquisitely … Continue reading

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An overpowering happiness

“Such a letter was not to be soon recovered from. . . . Every moment rather brought fresh agitation.  It was an overpowering happiness.” Persuasion, volume 2, chapter 11

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Too excellent creature!

“I can hardly write.  I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me.  You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others.  Too good, too excellent creature!  You do … Continue reading

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I have loved none but you

“Dare not say that 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.  You alone have brought … Continue reading

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You pierce my soul

I don’t know how it is that we haven’t featured Captain Wentworth’s letter here yet.  <swoon…>  Happy Monday, dear readers! “I can listen no longer in silence.  I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach.  … Continue reading

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What do you call a crush?

“They were in love with him; yet there it was not love.  It was a little fever of admiration…” Of Louisa and Henrietta Musgrove’s feelings toward Captain Wentworth Persuasion, volume 1, chapter 10

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Cold politeness

“His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.” Anne of Capt. Wentworth Persuasion, volume 1, chapter 8  

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The ruins of a face

“Once she felt that he was looking at herself, observing her altered features, perhaps, trying to trace in them the ruins of the face which had once charmed him…” While Anne sits at the piano during dancing after dinner at … Continue reading

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