I cannot make speeches

Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers!  One of my favorites…

Here is Knightley echoing Darcy’s thoughts of the other day:

“I cannot make speeches, Emma . . . If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

Emma, volume 3, chapter 13



Filed under Emma, Emma Woodhouse, Love, Mr. Knightley, Proposals

5 Responses to I cannot make speeches

  1. This is a great declaration of love. Sometimes, words are just too much!

  2. I agree! Love Mr. Knightley and his matter-of-fact ways.

  3. marianna

    Sometimes love is knighleying…

  4. Luciana

    None man can talk about what he feels when are really in love. At least that was what I’ve learn from JA.

  5. anonymous

    Yes, Mr. Knightley has always been my favorite Austen man! So profound, caring, and noble. Thanks for including him in your posts; so often people gloss over him in the Darcy craze. Not that Mr. Darcy isn’t wonderful; but Mr. Knightle has so many great attributes to bring to the table.