“No!” said he, “I put it to the touch once, and I lost it all. Let her go, — with her stony heart, and her beauty; — how set and terrible her look is now, for all her loveliness of feature! She is afraid I shall speak what will require some stern repression. Let her go. Beauty and heiress as she may be, she will find it hard to meet with a truer heart than mine. Let her go!
     And there was no tone of regret, or emotion of any kind in the voice with which he said good-bye; and the offered hand was taken with a resolute calmness, and dropped as carelessly as if it had been a dead and withered flower.

Here is what I have learned about myself while writing this entry: I do have a type and that type is British, brooding, and preferably in period dress. Day 29 of the October challenge by @journaling-junkie

In no particular order: Richard Armitage as John Thornton (North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell), Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte), Tom Hiddleston as Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and the original bad boy himself, Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen).

XIX’s English Novels Zodiac Signs

Aries - Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
Taurus -  Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Gemini - Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Cancer - Dracula - Bram Stoker
Leo - The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Virgo -  North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Libra - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Scorpio - Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland
Sagittarius - Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Capricorn - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Aquarius -  Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Pisces - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll


That’s the scene, for me, that was the most romantic, just because of it’s simplicity. There are very, very few dialogue lines. It’s all about just their physical presence, and him seeing her, and needing to take her home. I mean, it still makes me tingle.

- Richard Armitage

Literary Zodiac Signs

Aries -  Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious

Alec D’urberville (Tess of the D’urbervilles)
Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)
King Arthur (Avalon)

Taurus -  Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience

Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
Gendry Waters (Game of Thrones) 
Mr. Knightley (Emma)

Gemini -  Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable 

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility)
Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park)

Cancer -  Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective

Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)
Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
Raoul de Chagny (The Phantom of the Opera)
Guinevere (Avalon)

Leo -  Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative

Mr. Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)
Anne Elliot (Persuasion)
Mr. John Thornton (North and South)

Virgo -  Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Margaret Hale (North and South)

Libra -  Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection

Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
Jaqen H’ghar (Game of Thrones)
Morgana (Avalon)

Scorpio -  Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding

Cap. Wentworth (Persuasion)
Tess D’urberville (Tess of the D’urbervilles)
The Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera)
Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)

Sagittarius -  Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism

Mr. Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
Henry Crawford (Mansfield Park)
Emma Woodhouse (Emma)
Lancelot (Avalon)

Capricorn -  Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful

Col. Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
Edgar Linton (Wuthering Heights)

Aquarius -  Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous

Angel Claire (Tess of the D’urbervilles)
Fanny Price (Mansfield Park)

Pisces -  Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive

Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)
Christine Daae (The Phantom of the Opera)