Period Dramas

austenchanted:

…for a few moments, she was almost overcome—her heart sunk within her, and she could hardly stand; but exertion was indispensably necessary; and she struggled so resolutely against the oppression of her feelings, that her success was speedy, and for the time complete.

"Writing to each other," said Lucy, returning the letter into her pocket, "is the only comfort we have in such long separations. Yes, I have one other comfort in his picture, but poor Edward has not even THAT. If he had but my picture, he says he should be easy. I gave him a lock of my hair set in a ring when he was at Longstaple last, and that was some comfort to him, he said, but not equal to a picture. Perhaps you might notice the ring when you saw him?"

"I did," said Elinor, with a composure of voice, under which was concealed an emotion and distress beyond any thing she had ever felt before. She was mortified, shocked, confounded.

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;

Anne did not wish for more of such looks and speeches. His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.

gilbertblythe:

FILM MEME: 365 Films {6 / 365}
➜ Persuasion (2007)

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever."

austenchanted:

E: I do love Highbury and I have never felt like leaving. And I could never leave father… but the fact that i have no desire to travel might look strange to other people….even Jane Fairfax has friends and the desire to be with them in Ireland and Weymouth.

K: If you were to ask me, I would say you were in need for a project. 

dustyanswer:

why don’t you crush what’s left of my soul - 5/25

Emma & Mr Knightley - Emma (1996), Emma (2009)

sr