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      “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.

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Mr Thornton confesses his love to Margaret (as requested by shamelessmiraclemaker)

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

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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

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).