Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
—Jane Austen, Persuasion (via observando)

A word, a look, would be enough.
Only tell me that I am…
Tell me not that I am too late,
that such precious feelings are gone forever.

(Source: loveinpemberley)

Miss Louisa is a very good, amiable, sweet tempered girl but Harville’s sister was a very superior woman. And Benwick’s attachment to her was indeed profound. A man cannot recover from such a passion with such a woman. He ought not. He does not.

hey I just met you,
thus this is madness.
but here’s my petticoat,
now have my babies.