Forced into prudence

“How eloquent could Anne Elliot have been! how eloquent, at least, were her wishes on the side of early warm attachment, and a cheerful confidence in futurity, against that over-anxious caution which seems to insult exertion and distrust Providence!  She had been forced into prudence in her youth; she learned romance as she grew older:  the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.”

Persuasion, chapter 4

Enjoy Persuasion this weekend, and let me know what you think of it!


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3 Responses to Forced into prudence

  1. This reminds me of a favorite quote from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God when Teacake tells his much older lover Janie something like, “You used up all your old woman days before and saved your young girl days for me.”

  2. I can’t imagine the new “Persuasion” adaptation being better than the old one, but I’m willing to give it a try anyway! 🙂